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Ember Rock

Junction Road, Oneroa


Winter: NZ$925 per night, GST not included
Summer: NZ$975 per night, GST not included
Peak: NZ$1,125 per night, GST not included
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Ember Rock    Junction Road, Oneroa


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. 


Studios: 5
Each studio has a queen sized bed, TV, Internet, mini fridge, coffee making facilities, heat pump and ensuite.

Sleeps: 10

Bathrooms: 5 
Each studio has its own ensuite with toilet vanity and shower.


There is a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer, electric hob and oven for communal use. In addition, each studio has its own private kitchenette with mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Dinning area 
There is a large outdoor dining table with seating for 10 people. Each studio also has outdoor and indoor facilities with seating for 2  

Communal laundry facilities with washer, dryer. Linen and bath towels provided. 

Outdoor facilities:
Fully landscaped garden oasis with life-sized bronze sculptures. Off street parking for 5 cars. Private sunny decks with outside table and chairs, shade umbrella, shared gas BBQ, communal fire pit and 12 person wave mode spa.. 

Closeby attractions:

1.1 km to Palm Beach, Arcadia restaurant and coveinience store, 1.6 km to Oneroa village and beach, cafes, shops and art galleries. 5 min drive to Ostend Countdown and market; 5 min drive to car ferry, 6 min drive to passenger ferry and many walk ways close by. You can walk to Surfdale in approx 10 minutes.

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  • Ember Rock Waiheke is such an amazing spot with luxury studios and everything you need for a comfortable stay including a highly necessary XL spa pool. The Team at Ember Rock were so accommodating and Richard had some fantastic recommendations on what to do on the Island. We will definitely be back for future stays.
    Michelle Eng, Aug 2021
  • Such a wonderful, magical place. Was blown away from start to finish. Great hospitality, fantastic stay, would highly recommend for all.
    Molly Melia, Jun 2021
  • Great place to hang out with friends, spa barbecue and fire were great hits with our group.
    Sue Todd, May 2021
  • We loved our stay the Ember rock set up was great.  Our kids appreciated your visit and local info, some of which we acted on over the weekend.  We felt that the facilities could be improved by adding a covered dinning area. We were blessed with good weather but feel that would be good when the weather was not so good.
    Stephen Stoner, Apr 2021
  • Ember Rock is like nowhere we've ever stayed before. Richard and the owners, Annabelle/Paul, were so welcoming and there were so many thoughtful touches. All of the rooms have Nespresso machines with heaps of pods which is such a game changer. The spa is INSANE! So epic to have one large enough to fit the whole crew. We are already planning our next trip back to stay here because of how wonderful it was.
    Ruby Keighley, Apr 2021
  • Would stay again in a heartbeat!.
    Iain Stevens, Mar 2021
  • 'Absolutely stunning place, has to be seen to be appreciated. Has everything you need and so close to everything. We will definitely be back.'
    Josh Gemmell, Jan 2021
  • 'Amazing place, all the details, every little thing was just made to perfection. the Jacuzzi is just insanely giant. the room is a little small but super cozy. On the outside you will have your little private deck, lovely for a breakfast or just watching the starts at night. We had a great time. All brand new, the animals are so cute and there is a little garden too! Feels like a small village. bus stop just in front and the owners are lovely. looking forward to visit again! We absolutely loved the place! well done you two. our time was wonderful. your hospitality and animals.. '
    Tais Chaves Anghinoni, Jan 2121
  • 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 out 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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