Nestled amongst peaceful native bushland, Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island offers spacious modern suites with kitchenette, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Free transfers to and from the airport and ferry terminal are available. Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island is less than 5 minutes’ drive from Stewart Island Airport and only 400 metres from Stewart Island Ferry Terminal. It is a 5-minute walk to local restaurants and shops. Each suite features a private balcony or patio, central heating and a stylish bathroom with tiled floor. The kitchenette includes a microwave, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. Facilities include a coin-operated laundry and on-site barbecue facilities. Free car parking is provided. Highchairs and portable cots are available for children. The Kaka Retreat considers the health and safety of our clients, our staff, and the Stewart Island community, to be extremely important and we are dedicated to doing what we can to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 amongst them and throughout New Zealand.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

FREE parking!


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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 double beds
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 double bed
Bedroom 3:
2 single beds
Bedroom 1:
1 double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Chad
    Australia Australia
    The location was handy and close to the centre of town. The space was tidy, clean and more spatious than we were expecting. The show was nice. The room kept quite warm despite the chilly winter weather.
  • Jen
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Hosts were very accommodating and even transported us to an early morning event, which they weren't obligated to do. Thanks!
  • Dandan
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Excellent facility. Very comfortable. We only stayed one night but would be comfortable to stay much longer as rooms were big and comfortable with everything you’d need for a longer stay. It was a short walk from town centre and the pub :)

Property surroundings

Facilities of Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Airport shuttle
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Safety deposit box
    • Electric blankets
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Carpeted
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Property practices

    This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules
    Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 15:00 to 19:00
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    From 07:30 to 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets are not allowed.
    Accepted payment methods

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that guests under 18 years are strictly not permitted without being accompanied by an adult. The property reserves the right to decline any booking made outside of this policy and is not held responsible for alternative accommodation arrangement if a guest attempts to check-in without an adult.

    Please note extra beds and cribs are available on request only, for an additional charge. Additional fees will be paid separately at the property.

    Please inform Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    FAQs about Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island

    • Yes, Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The nearest beach is just 550 yards from Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island is 700 yards from the centre of Half-moon Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Bowling
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Golf course (within 3 km)

    • Room options at Kaka Retreat Motel, Stewart Island include:

      • Studio
      • Chalet