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Rotoroa Island

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Closed to the public for nearly 100 years, Rotoroa Island is now a sanctuary for wildlife and home to endangered native species including kiwi, tieke, takahe, pateke and skinks. Just over an hour from downtown Auckland, this beautiful and unique...more
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| Hauraki Gulf, Auckland 1841, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Rotoroa on a weekday and I was the only tourist on the island that day. It was an awesome experience to have an island (and its beautiful beaches) all by yourself. I was greeted by two staff members two take care of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eva13Manon
Angela B, Public Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Eva, wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit and including our new Guided Nature Walks. Aren't the takahe amazing? Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with other travellers. We hope to welcome you back at some stage soon. Best regards from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is paradise. If you are landing please ensure you pay them a decent landing donation, this helps keep this place beautiful and looks after NZ wildlife. You will not be disappointed, lots to see from the histroic buildings. Ensure you walk to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DonnaMTee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m torn between saying “don’t go!!! It’s terrible” in order to keep it from being overrun with tourists, and telling the world about its charms. I decided on the latter. Absolutely stunning place to visit in every respect. Pristine, empty, white sand beaches, lovely staff,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynx X
Angela B, Public Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Lynx for your fabulous feedback following your visit to Rotoroa Island! We're happy you're sharing this with visitors as Rotoroa has only recently opened to the public; we'll continue to ask visitors to 'just leave footprints' to help us protect our precious flora and...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic day here- lots of rare wildlife to enjoy. Take your own food, you can even cook on the free bbqs provided.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IanWorcester
Angela B, Public Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Ian, great to hear you enjoyed your visit and experienced seeing the rare species living on the island. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kindest, Angela and the Rotoroa Island team

Reviewed 28 November 2018

Wow this island is really interesting. Impressive facilities are so well designed & maintained. Gas barbecue is a bonus, beautiful restrooms, interesting museum & historic buildings, excellent walking tracks & signs/info. So awesome to to see the Weka & Takahe up close, were lucky to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GillianT409
Angela B, Public Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi GillianT, Thanks for your lovely feedback; we always enjoy hearing how people are experiencing the island. Sounds like you make the most of it all encountering our rare birds and taking in the views. You've painted a lovely picture for futures visitors; thank you!...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

A group of 11 of us spent the weekend at Rotoroa Island for my birthday recently. We booked the Superintendents House which sleeps up to 18. Luckily we had the place to ourselves. It is spacious, clean and very well stocked. We played games, cooked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anna S
Angela B, Guest Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi Anna, Thanks for sharing your experiences on Rotoroa; we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday weekend getaway and were greeted by a number of our curious resident birds. Good tip re weka! We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage over...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Rotoroa Island is truly unique; an island unlike any other in the Hauraki Gulf. Easily accessible from Auckland either by Fuller 360 ferry or private boat, it is open to all visitors and offers frequent educational programs and regular nature walks. Check out the info...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Bach with ample room and walking distance to Ladies beach. Exceptionally clean, well organized and kitted out. The island has stunning beaches with crystal clear water. We were lucky to time our visit with a Kiwi release so got to see one up close....More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank emskiholmes
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit at the island a lot. It was perfect walk in the nature and also informative. The views were great and the staff really made an effort for us. They even hold presentation for 45mins about pest control for three of us....More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Finnishfireman
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Spent the day on Rotoroa Island, which is a nature conservancy off the coast of Auckland in the Haruki gulf. The ferry takes a little over an hour and offered good views of Auckland and surrounding islands. Rotoroa itself is a good sized island where...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Luapekralc
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Christopher J
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Response from Angela B | Property representative |
Hi Christopher, Our Superintendent's House shared hostel is $35 per person per night. We also have holiday homes which are sole occupancy and they start at $375 for 4 people per night. Full details including booking on our... More