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Afternoon sun looking towards Coromandel peninsula.Mount Kakepuku in foreground.
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Afternoon sun looking towards Coromandel peninsula.Mount Kakepuku in foreground.
Beautiful night skies. Sunrise over Tongariro National Park.
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36 reviews
Afternoon sun looking towards Coromandel peninsula.Mount Kakepuku in foreground.
Beautiful night skies.
Sunrise over Tongariro National Park.
Go to sleep to the crackling of a nice fire on a cold winter's night.
Queen bed in main area and two singles in open loft above.
Kitchen area with full size gas oven, gas bbq also for use on balcony.
Inside outside flow with french doors opening onto balcony.
Queen bed in main area.
Two single beds in open loft above main area.
Ensuite with bath,shower and washing machine.
Entrance to Rock Retreat.
Sunset arrival
Southern Skies
moody skies
Rustic charm.
Nestled in amongst native bush.
Hot Summer days at Rock Retreat.
Afternoon sun looking towards Mt Kakepuku and Maungatautari.
Sunsetting over the Hauturu hills.
Early morning wake up.Sunrise over Tongariro National Park.
Rocky sunsets.
Misty mountains below Mt Hauturu.
Nikau palm grove with Rock Retreat.
Limestone rock outcrops.Just a few of many that can be explored at Rock Retreat.
Beautiful walking tracks right at your doorstep.
Typical views from Rock Retreat.
Meet our black faced suffolk sheep.
Tongariro national park and Mt Doom!
Stubbs farm QEII covenant right on your doorstep.
Put your walking shoes on and enjoy.
Sunset over Tongariro National park
Sunrise.
Rock Retreat.
Sunrise over the rocks
Rocky limestone outcrops.
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island

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David S
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“The best place in the world”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 for a stay in February 2014

After our incredible honeymoon in New Zealand, this was the first place that my wife and I had to rave about, because Rock Retreat and Waitomo truly blew us away and set the tone for the three amazing weeks that followed. We were so fortunate to have discovered this hidden gem, which strikes the PERFECT balance between being remote, romantic and picturesque while at the same time being so close to all kinds of mind-blowing activities and fun things to do. THANK YOU Biddy and Rich (and Hazel and Fern and Tomnas the cat!) for being so welcoming and helpful during our stay. We still can't believe that you guys actually LIVE in such an incredible place. When we think back to the moments that defined our honeymoon, the first image that pops in our heads is waking up on our first morning at Rock Retreat, seeing a completely pink sky through the windows, and walking out onto the porch overlooking the most beautiful hills we've ever seen. There's no place in the world like Rock Retreat, and we can't wait to find our way back some day! Hoping all is well and sending lots of love! xo, Dave & Amanda

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Liked best: The location, the hosts, the price, and the accommodations!
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reiseriek
Heidelberg, Germany
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164 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
25 Aug 2017
Thanks Georg.It was lovely meeting you and your family.Enjoy the rest of your time in N.Z and thanks for choosing Rock retreat as part of your Waitomo experience.
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c_guth
Deutschland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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juju83000
Toulon, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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