The Superintendent's House

  • 18 bunk beds
  • 4 bathrooms (4 showers 4 toilets)
  • 18 Adults

Newly renovated with a large communal lounge and fully equipped kitchen, The Superintendent's House offers comfortable family-friendly hostel-style accommodation for 1 - 18 people in the heart of the Hauraki Gulf.


Facilities & Features

  • BBQ
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Modern kitchen
  • Two free-standing stove/ovens
  • Two large fridge/freezers
  • Two dishwashers
  • Saucepans
  • Frying pans
  • Roasting pans
  • Large stock pots
  • Cooking oil
  • Plates, glasses, cutlery
  • Basic equipment for cooking
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Laundry, with washing machine
  • Outdoor shower
  • CD player/stereo
  • Wifi access (rural location, so not guaranteed)
  • Outdoor picnic tables
  • Selection of books and games
  • 20% off Explore Ferry tickets*

It is ideal for both individuals and large family groups. Guests can book a private bedroom, a series of bedrooms, or the whole house.

The Superintendent's House on Rotoroa Island was the former home of the island's most senior Salvation Army staff member, the Superintendent. Consequently it occupies a lovely spot with beautiful views across the Gulf and over to Coromandel. It's an easy five minute walk from the wharf where you disembark.

Bathroom facilities in The Superintendent's House are shared (there are no ensuite rooms). Pillows (but not pillowcases) are provided; all other linen is BYO (incl. sleeping bags, sheets, duvets and towels).

For a floor plan of The Super's House, please click here

Basic provisions such as tea, coffee, sugar and oil are provided; all other food and beverages you must bring yourself. It's fine to drink the tap water (which is filtered).

Cleaning is not included in The Superintendent's House rates. Guests are responsible for all cleaning before checking out; please leave the house as you found it. Cleaning supplies are provided. 

Check-in is at 10.30am.

Check-out is 9am, but we're happy to arrange storage for your luggage if you'd like to spend the day on the island. Late check-out can be arranged for an additional charge of $200, subject to availability. Please enquire here if you'd like to request late check-out.

What our Guests say about The Super's House
A beautiful winter get away 
Rotoroa is a beautiful island with stunning beaches walking distance from the accommodation. The Accommodation itself is simple but very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well fitted out with everything you would need. The house is warm, double glazed with heating and we were there in winter. A beautiful winter get away and Milly and the team were fantastic hosts. 5 Star review on Trip Advisor, June 2023

Please be aware that Rotoroa Island has a biosecurity management plan in place

Ensure you check your bags and chilly bins for ants, insects or other stowaways, and ensure that your shoes and bags are also free of soil and seeds. Download our biosecurity checklist and ensure you follow its precautions. You will need to bring it with you and present it when you arrive on Rotoroa.

Transport to Rotoroa Island is with Explore Group who offer a regular scheduled ferry service. * Explore offer our accommodation guests 20% off full priced ferry tickets ( you'll receive a code with your accommodation booking). For other transport options, please visit Transport to Rotoroa Island 
On arrival, guests are welcomed by our ranger and bags transported to their accommodation. 

Please note there is no land line in your property so make sure you bring your cellphone and charger. While it's fine to bring alcohol with you, we kindly ask that you respect the history of Rotoroa Island.

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