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Kaka Retreat Motel - Stewart Island

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Kaka Retreat's motto is Sit Back, Relax, Unwind - You're in good hands! KAKA RETREAT MOTEL is a self contained and serviced complex located within beautiful Stewart Island's idyllic Halfmoon Bay - the gateway to the Rakiura National Park and the world renowned native bird sanctuary - Ulva Island. Situated in close proximity to both ferry and flight terminals, only a quick 5 minute walk away to all restaurants, shops, water taxis and main attractions Kaka Retreat is an ideal "Island getaway" accommodation choice. Native wild birds such as the friendly Kakas, Tui, and Bellbirds truly make Kaka Retreat the peace lovers, bird watching, photographers' paradise. With only 7 units and nestled within a native bush garden setting our guests can unwind. Whether you are a couple, family or group willing to share facilities we can meet your accommodation requirements. Our 2-3 bedroom cottage units offer a mixture of double (with genuine double beds) and twin bedroom/s with 2 single beds. They sleep 4-6 persons comfortably. Combining central heating, open plan living and private covered verandas you have space to fully relax. Each cottage has basic cooking facilities, a microwave, under bench fridge, TV and private bathroom. Our modern studio units can sleep 2-3 persons. Centrally heated with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, comfortable deluxe queen beds and en suite bathrooms you are well catered for. All cottages and studio units are serviced daily with boutique toiletries, towels, and linen provided.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Golf Course
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
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Invercargill Airport56 km
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All reviews a great place to stay complimentary pick up and drop within walking distance room was spotless sit outside ferry terminal birds including good size beautiful garden continental breakfast short walk karina kaka unit parrots hosts deck
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room, bathroom and little kitchen were very nice. Clean, well furnished and a porch to sit outside in the company of the kaka parrots. We could hear the birds singing in the morning, so lovely and relaxing!

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Ilse V
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Comfy beds!! Quiet, excellent amenities, outstanding service, complementary transport to/from airport or ferry terminal. No kaka coming to the balconies anymore, though that's not to say they never will. They are everywhere though, so you'll see them! No sea views but still a beautiful garden...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank imarandomm
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the Kaka Retreat Motel for 3 nights. It ticked all the boxes as a great place to stay. The room was very well appointed, quiet, clean and warm. The Kaka’s (native parrot) were in abundance feasting on the native...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank VickiC213
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kaka Retreat. The area is so peaceful and the lodge is an oasis of tranquility and nature. It’s within walking distance of town and the trails. Each day the Kakas would literally come up to our porch and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank williamb5648
Reviewed 22 March 2018

From the complimentary pick up and drop off at Stewart Island Air depot, our stay at Kaka Retreat was great. Friendly, helpful staff, spotless and pleasant room and quiet. Visits from the native kaka were a wonderful bonus. Motel is located a short walk away...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Trish C
30 October 2017|
Response from Kaka2011 | Property representative |
We provide our guests with 30ml Koha Spa toiletries in each room - these products consist of Shampoo; Conditioner; Facial Cleanser; & Exfoliating Body Scrub. They are New Zealand made, recyclable packaging and biodegradable... More
12 October 2016|
Response from Kaka2011 | Property representative |
Hi Sue We did respond to your enquiry on behalf of the 6 persons which was made 17 October 2016 via our own web contact us page - ref 1990. I realise this is very old but it appears that a response is required to deactivate... More
Room Tips
"Corner rooms are probably the better ones"
13 Mar 2018
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"All rooms are good"
8 Dec 2017
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"The best room is on the very end, in the back, on the same side as the office."
5 Mar 2017
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"2-bedroom and 3-bedroom are available"
11 Jan 2017
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US$164 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionStewart Island
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