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Ember Rock: Elephant Junction



Winter: NZ$185 per night
Summer: NZ$195 per night
Peak: NZ$225 per night
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Ember Rock: Elephant Junction    Ostend


Elephant Junction is one of five apartments that make up Ember Rock Accommodation. It takes its name from the elephants outside your door, that welcome you to your unique and well-appointed holiday destination. 

Welcome to Ember Rock. Truly unique, unforgettable, studio accommodation situated on gorgeous Waiheke Island. This is the ultimate getaway experience, perfect for group bookings, couples, wedding parties or work trips. Minutes away from all the best vineyards, local hotspots and beaches. From the moment you arrive, you’ll discover what makes Ember Rock a place where stories are made. Surrounded by life-sized bronze sculptures, nature, and an incredible communal fire pit, this is everyone’s inner child’s dream - it’s truly magical. The property transports you into holiday mode instantly, courtesy of the amount of detail that’s gone into creating this oasis. The owners have lovingly placed every single bronze sculpture, rock and tree to bring Ember Rock to life.

There are five studio’s that sit around a koru shaped landscape, surrounded by the incredible Instagram-worthy sculptures that lead to a communal fire pit, kitchen, shared BBQ and 12 person wave-mode spa. Each studio has a queen sized bedroom, bathroom, TV, mini fridge and air-conditioning. Enjoy a wine on your own deck and lawn, or if you're feeling social, take advantage of our shared amenities close by. 

The name ‘Ember Rock’ comes from the idea of sitting around a fire together telling stories and enjoying each other's company. Long after the embers fade, the friendships will grow stronger, garnished in the afterglow of the fond memories created in such a special place. Ember Rock really comes alive at night, so get your cameras ready! Please note that this place is for adults only. It is not child friendly.

Ember Rock offers both private and communal living spaces in a rural landscape, surrounded by a variety of farm animals. There is parking available on site for each studio, but if you prefer to come by bicycle, it’s an easy ride from either Matiatia wharf - 4.2 km or from Kennedy point - 2.9 km. As you disembark the ferry at Matiatia, it’s hard to miss the public transport. Ask the bus driver or taxi to drop you at the iconic large bronze elephant on Junction and they’ll know exactly where you mean. There’s a bus stop directly outside the front entrance to Ember Rock, so it’s easy to get around without any hassle. 

We look forward to having you stay with us at Ember Rock. 


Bed: 1
1 Queen bed per studio. There are 5 studios to book on this property.

Ensuite with shower, toilet, vanity and mirror.

Mini fridge. Tea and coffee making facilities.

Dining area:
Each studio has its own outdoor dining area, plus shared communal dining areas available nearby. 

Outdoor Facilities:
Sun drenched deck north facing with a private table, seating and umbrella, communal kitchen with laundry facilities, fire pit and a 12 person wave-mode spa.

Close-by Attractions:
Handy five minute drive to Oneroa village, which has a variety of shops, banks, the post office, gas station, cafes & restaurants. The village also includes various art centres, a superette, fruit & veg shops and 2 liquor stores. Only minutes away from Goldie Vineyard, 6 min drive to Mudbrick and Cable Bay vineyards. Close to favourite local beaches and the main supermarket.

Only a 6 minute drive to the passenger ferry located at Matiatia and approximately 5 minutes to the car ferry at Kennedy Point. 

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  • We just had 5 fantastic nights @EmberRockWaiheke and it was so good I had to tell you all!The host Richard met us at the property and gave us a free bottle of Man-O-War Rose Wine. There was milk and 2 cold beers in the fridge as well at no charge.The property had only been open for 2 weeks and was immaculately presented. The layout of the room was good and included a double bed at one end and a bathroom with toilet and shower at the other end. The water pressure in the shower was fantastic. The middle comprised a bench with sink, small fridge and table + 2 chairs. There was storage under the bed and a separate set of storage draws and cubie holes. The only minor storage issue was the lack of a proper clothes hanging rod, but we provided this feedback and they were very receptive and said they would address this.The shared kitchen and laundry were well equipped with stove top, oven, microwave and had spare plates and glasses. There was both a washing machine and dryer. Just outside was a brand new gas BBQ.The massive spa pool 5m x 2m was magic to bask in day or night.The gardens surrounding the unit were stunning with an amazing collection of bronze statues. Our unit had a bronze Elephant outside and each of the other units had different animals. There was also an organic garden growing the most delicious strawberries I have tasted.Ember Rock Elephant Junction is situated just a 15 minute walk / 2 minute drive from Palm Beach, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on Waiheke and great for swimming. Also at Palm Beach is a superette and a gorgeous café / restaurant Arcadia where the food is great and the prices reasonable.There are many native birds filling the trees and even two Alpacas.Overall I would highly recommend Ember Rock as a fantastic location with a friendly receptive host and top notch facilities.
    Mark and Katie Barlow, Jan 2021
  • A big thanks to the friendly hosts for the great hospitality. Nice treats in the fridge was great on arrival. We really enjoyed the 6 nights - will come back. It's so relaxing with the unique layout of the lodge. The hot tub, the firepit, the BBQ as well as the communal kitchen served us well.
    Nice bed, pillows and towels - thanks - we have huge appreciation for all the good of this place. Well done for all the hard work that went into creating this little gem on Waiheke Island. best wishes and many blessings for 2021
    The Morkels, Hamilton, Jan 2021
  • Just wanna say extra special thanks from us for having us all. We loved the place and awesome sculptures.
    Layla Wilson, Dec 20
  • Great spa pool, wonderful outdoor furniture, fire, fantastic facilities. Little extras of beer, water, fruit and bread, very much appreciated. We hope to return.
    Bruce and Jan Waddel, Nov 2020

  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ember Rock - have fallen in love with the various statues. The pods were clean and comfortable and warm! Thank you for your hospitality.
    Brian Anderson and Anneke Cerpar, Nov 2020

  • As part of a group of 8 senior citizens from Tauranga, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautifully appointed Lodge.The facilities and hospitality is appreciated. Many thanks to all involved at Ember Rock.
    John and Karen McKenzie, Nov 2020

  • Unique facility enhanced our Waiheke adventure. Ember Rock has amazing facilities and of course love all the statues. We need to return to catch up again - very many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. We will return.
    Hamish and Sue Giller, Nov 2020

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