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Your little slice of paradise

Make the Rakiura Retreat your base as you discover the wonders of Stewart Island, with its pristine beaches, towering rainforest, unique wildlife and fantastic walks.

Beautiful peaceful place, a true retreat and a step back in time. The car is great. Thanks

  • The classic family holiday

    The classic family holiday

    Rakiura Retreat will remind you of family holidays past. Grab one of our picnic backpacks and a rug and head down the track to Braggs Bay beach or relax with one of our games or puzzles. Plus, sleeping 18-20 people comfortably, with up to 8 more beds available, we have space for you to bring the whole family.
  • Complimentary vehicles

    Complimentary vehicles

    Book an apartment and enjoy the exclusive use of a car during your stay. Enjoy a bush walk, explore the coastline, take a kiwi spotting tour, indulge in a restaurant meal and drive home again comfortably after dark. We’ll even throw in the petrol for free!
  • Adventure at your doorstep

    Adventure at your doorstep

    Take a tour and spot one of the island’s 20,000 kiwi, or dive into the deep for your seafood dinner. Stewart Island has everything to be your New Zealand highlight.
  • We’ve made it easy

    We’ve made it easy

    We know travelling with children takes planning, so we have most of the extras you’ll need right here. Buggies, car seats, portacots, highchairs are all available, and if you need anything else, just sing out.
  • Dining out or eating in?

    Dining out or eating in?

    Had a good day fishing or bought one fresh from the locals? Enjoy your catch alfresco on the BBQ deck overlooking the bay. Extra groceries can be purchased locally and even pre-ordered if you need. If you’d rather treat yourself after a day of adventure, relax in one of the great local restaurants.