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Afternoon sun looking towards Coromandel peninsula.Mount Kakepuku in foreground.
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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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Doctora G
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 2 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Close to everything yet a feeling of being in a remote area. Lovely to go back in the evening and see the sunset over the family farm. They have 100 years of experience in the area as well as having walks on the farm to enjoy. Love the dog and the cat as well as the two little girls. Great getaway. Suggest min. Of 3 days to do everything. Can also have massages on site!

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Management Response
2 Feb 2017
Thanks again for choosing Rock retreat to relax and spend time in Waitomo.It was lovely meeting you both.Safe travels.
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teresarod...
Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular, refreshing, cozy cottage”
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Our stay here was AMAZING. The bungalow is very well put together. Eco friendly. Cute. It puts a big smile on your face. The views of the countryside are breathtaking. Fall asleep to the songs of the birds. Only about 10 minutes from Waitomo Caves. Great recommendations for activities in the area. Next time, we will definitely be spending more time here!! No wifi, but plenty of outlets. The shower is amazing. Biddy and her family are very welcoming and friendly.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jan 2017
Thanks Teresa.It was lovely meeting you and we would love to have you back one day.
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rdella
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
572 reviews
139 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
Reviewed 7 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Located 10 mins from Waitomo Caves, high up on the ridge, you overlook amazing and spectacular scenery. No traffic just the sound of Sheppard and birds. Biddy made us feel very welcome and accommodated us perfectly. Bed was very comfortable and nice area with table to eat or work at. There are plugs galore in the lodge! Washing machine was easy to use .. $2 for washing powder if you need it and a covered area to dry clothes.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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DandS_2
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quite special”
Reviewed 24 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Booked this very last minute, so really had no idea what to expect. Absolutely charming and incredibly peaceful. Very glad we got to experience a part of NZ that usually remains hidden! Cottage very cosy, very clean and quaint. The breakfast was such a treat (had forgotten it was included, so what a nice surprise in the morning!). Coffee grinder was so much fun. Dragged ourselves away just before 10, but would have liked an extra day to see the area. Our thanks to Biddy & her family - an escape from the real world for a day :)

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Resort467...
1 review
“Amazing location and views”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a great stay at this excellent cabin. The views were amazing and the kids loved the loft beds. The roaring fire made for a great atmosphere on a cold night. Would loved to have stayed longer.

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Liked best: Kids loved the loft. Views were amazing. loved the old style coffee grinder.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
Thanks Dave.Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for choosing Rock retreat as part of your Waitomo experience.
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