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Rotoroa Island

#103 of 466 things to do in Auckland Region Features Animals
| Hauraki Gulf, 1841, New Zealand
+64 800 768 676
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For a unique arts and conservation day-out, visit Rotoroa Island in Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Rotoroa was New Zealand’s first and longest running addiction treatment centre until its closure in 2005. Today, after a five year redevelopment programme, the restoration of heritage buildings and the construction of an award-winning museum and exhibition centre, it is a conservation estate rich in social history. Swim, relax, explore; sandy beaches, heritage buildings, exhibitions, nature trails, art, boutique accommodation and more.
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| Hauraki Gulf, 1841, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

To say I love it here is something of an understatement. Rotoroa Island is a paradise easily accessible from Auckland that never seems to get busy. Booking in advance is a must though as there are often school trips on random days which fill the...More

Thank lcj1031
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The island is simply beautiful - you feel like you are there all by yourself. The hiking trails are really well marked, and it's easy to do most of the walking in two hours. The beaches, especially Men's Bay, are just stunning. There is a...More

Thank barsegh
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love ferries, so the 75 minute trip from Auckland to Rotoroa Island was perfect. The crew were great and it was interesting to see Waiheke Island from the sea. When we arrived at the island, there was an introduction to the island and a...More

Thank Chrissie S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We drove to Orapiu on Waiheke Island and were picked up by the 360 Discovery ferry from Auckland en-route to the Coromandel. It's just a 10-minute cruise across to Rotoroa where disembarking passengers are met by the resident manager and briefed on the wild-life and...More

Thank SandLexia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous boat trip and wonderful day walking around the island. If you want to see all the island there is quite a bit of walking involved and a reasonable level of fitness is required. Boats permitting you only need 4-5 hours there.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Rotoroa Island yesterday, it was a wonderful day out and very educational. The Fullers ferries are always great, always on time, fab service and clean! It's always such a beautiful trip out into the Gulf. On arrival you are met by island staff...More

Thank laurenw378
Angela B, Public Relations Manager at Rotoroa Island, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Hi Lauren, Thanks so much for sharing your visit with Trip Advisor community; we're happy to hear you enjoyed exploring the island and experience the wonderful encounters by the Auckland Zoo team; a great insight into how Rotoroa is emerging as a wildlife sanctuary. Hope...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

The island used to be run by the Salvation Army many years ago and alcoholics were sent here as pert of their "drying out" period. Today it remains a treasure, reminding us of our past endevours and an island sanctuary for some of our rare...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 27 May 2016

It was a great trip.Our coach guide Ben from Great sights was wonderful.He had a great knowledge of things around.Must have a tour of Rotoroa and Waitamo caves.

Thank dubey2016
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Myself and 3 12 yr old boys stayed in the SuperIntendents quarters for the long weekend. Fantastic weekend. Being picked up off the ferry by the local host and having our bags transported to the lodge was an unexpected bonus. Very clean modern basic accomodation...More

Thank markaiten
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We've been going on for awhile now and couldn't recommend Rotoroa more. Six of us went over last weekend for a boys overnight fishing trip. The Island is small enough to navigate around extremely easy and can be fished from any point and ledge. We...More

Thank Kiwi-Norm
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