Your hosts Biddy Stubbs and Rich Kersel, daughters Hazel and Fern.

Experience the peace and tranquility whilst absorbing stunning mountain and limestone views of the central North Island and our Wild West coast hill country.

Rock Retreat is a perfect place to escape.It is ideal and popular for families,couples,artists,musicians and writers.A great place for reconnecting with yourself and your family,enjoying well needed conversations that we often don’t make time for.

 We pride ourselves on being an eco-friendly, self-sufficient accommodation. Our source of power is driven by solar and wind.


 Be inspired by original artwork on display and for sale by Biddy. Trained at Otago School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand. Biddy is constantly inspired by the ever changing beauty of her surroundings. You can check out her gallery of work here.

 Take a moment to relax on your own private deck and watch the Tui and Bellbirds enjoy the flax. Look out for Kereru (wood pigeon) and the New Zealand Falcon.

 Spot our mountains on a clear day you will see:

Mount Hauturu, Pirongia, Te Aroha, Kakepuku, Maungatautari, Pureora, Tongariro, Ngaruhoe and Ruapehu.