Live an island adventure on one of the most beautiful, private islands in the Bay of Islands. You have exclusive access to Pinewood retreat on Motuarohia (Roberton Island) - perched on a hilltop with ocean views at every turn and nestled in native bush. Once you set foot on our jetty, take a breath and let the island embrace you with its magic!
Pinewood retreat will take you back in nature and its sustainability…elegantly. There is so much to do – swimming (swimming with dolphins!), hiking, fishing, exploring the island and shorelines, creating your own nature art, testing your skill with a game of cornhole, dining indoors or out, taking a nighttime trek to sight kiwi birds or slowing down to just relax in a truly magnificent setting.
You will be greeted by many of Roberton’s birdlife. Tui’s will zoom by flitting from tree to tree, and Fantails will enchant you with their friendly curiosity. The island is pest free and creates a sanctuary for over 27 varieties of birdlife – how many can you spot and count during your stay?
Hike down through the ponga valley with its many varieties of foliage and bird song and up over to the twin lagoons, which boast one of the most scenic bays in the Bay of Islands. While there, visit the newly renovated lookout that holds the story of Roberton Island’s significant history.
After a day of activity, enjoy a cool dip in our plunge pool with its tranquil waterfall – aaahhh, that feels so good! Now it’s time for getting on your summertime barbeque!
Pinewood’s is provided seamlessly with photovoltaic/solar power with battery storage and a backup generator if needed. All water is catchment, filtered and heated on demand. There is ample supply of these amenities. Guests are encouraged to be mindful of island living by conserving as much as possible.
Enjoy your time at Pinewood as you create memories for a lifetime. We truly love sharing this slice of paradise in New Zealand with you!
- Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Super King Size Bed
- Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Super King Size Bed
- Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
- Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
You’ll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rate
As there is a large and deep, unfenced water feature in the garden at this property, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.
All guests should take care in the back garden as there is a retained section without a barrier to prevent falls.
Please be aware, there is no road access to Motuarohia / Roberton Island. The island can be reached via helicopter or water taxi from Waitangi, Russell or Paihia.
Cleaning is included in the rate for up to 2 hours - you may be charged for any additional time over this
- Fenced (fully)
- Fireplace (closed / pot belly)
- Fridge / Freezer
- Hair dryer
- Parking (off-street)
- Washing machine
- Wood supplies