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Stewart Island is a wonderful place to get married. Just along the road from Rakiura Retreat is Motonau Gardens for your ceremony. We also have a resident Marriage Celebrant who can officiate at your wedding.

Rakiura Retreat is set in private gardens in native bush and is a comfortable, quiet and restful accommodation. It has beautiful views over Halfmoon Bay and a walking track to Braggs Bay beach

Three 2 bedroom units and two 1 bedroom units are available. Each unit is fully self-contained with the following:

Kitchen facilities
Bathroom with shower and toilet, Chubb bath for children
Roomy living and dining area
Comfortable kingsize beds (Singles as required)
Complex sleeps 20 comfortably + 8 extras
Laundry available
Continental Breakfast on request
Transfers arranged
Courtesy Cars petrol only to be replaced
Bicycles for adults and children free
Wireless internet
Assistance with activities

Central heating and many of the small conveniences of home are provided for your comfort. All units have phone, television, DVD players, alarm clock/radios, hair dryers, electric blankets and hotties.

BBQ is available on a deck overlooking the bay with seating and tables. We have those little extras that make your stay memorable like a picnic backpack with a rug for the beach, games and puzzles for children. Groceries for self-catering can be purchased locally and pre-ordered if required. There are three restaurants and fish can be caught or purchased and brought home to be cooked. Fish knife and frypans available.

Your tarrif includes transfers and the use of a courtesy car.

Rakiura Retreat has room for the whole family to stay, and is ideal for your wedding party and guests as well. Or a special place for just the two of you to come for the honeymoon.

Please give us a call to discuss your wedding accommodation requirements.