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Kaka Retreat Motel - Stewart Island
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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 from shops, eateries and tours.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Friendly check in after complimentary pick up from the Ferry Terminal
Unit well presented and clean with very comfortable bed
The Kaka Birds come to visit each day and are real delight to watch feeding
Handy and well with in walking distance of township
Highly recomend

Room Tip: Corner rooms are probably the better ones
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank cassiedromana
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

From the time that my wife and I were picked up at the ferry to the time we were delivered back there 2 days later, we had a great time staying at the Kaka Retreat.

The room was a good size and well furnished. There were good amenities provided and the continental breakfast was everything that we needed.

The hosts are fantastic and very helpful with suggestions of what to do and see and where to eat.

Easy walk to the town centre and restaurants, but it is a bit of a climb back up! Not too bad though.

If you are visiting Stewart Island you must stay at the Kaka Retreat.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Richo12
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We stayed at Kaka retreat for 3 nights in January.
It is a really lovely motel, the room was spotless. Great little kitchenette and a nice space for dining and sitting around.
The veranda was the best kaka spotting area, and we were visited by at least 6.
We were picked up from the ferry by Karina, who gave us a little tour of Oban, and Lin dropped us of on our departure.
I would recommend Kaka as a great place to stay, loved it.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank micthemini
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the peaceful, natural surroundings at Kaka Retreat.
Good, spacious room. Great kitchenette and dining area.
Comfortable bed and couch for sitting. Short walk down the hill to the harbour (3 mins), slightly longer coming up!
Friendly Kaka on the balcony :) Free Phone available for local calls. Laundry to use ($4 wash $4 dry). Lovely, helpful staff (thanks Lin). Pick up and drop off both helpful. Willingly put us up an extra night when there was a gale in the strait.
Minor things....
Would like a better selection of pillows, and an insect spray or coil, so the verandah door can be left open (as there are no screens).

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank placidscout
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