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       Rest     Restore     Create     Recreate     Play     Stay

Dolphin Bay Studio & Retreat provides quality accommodation and a nurturing environment in a beautiful, sheltered and private setting with stunning ocean views. Guests are welcome to play, to rest, to restore, to learn, to create and to recreate, either self-guided or facilitated with the help of a fully qualified and experienced therapist.


Guests can have the option to have a ‘Personal Nurture Plan’ designed for them in which they can describe personal goals, preferences and ways to achieve this. The focus is on short stays of minimum two days, weekends or a week, but this is negotiable and depending on their ‘Personal Nurture Plan’.


Dolphin Bay Studio & Retreat accommodation consists of two architecturally designed buildings or ‘pods’, each of them capable of accommodating up to 6 adults or children. One of the pods also contains an art studio. The pods have fully equipped kitchens for self-catering, but part and fully catered options are also available.


Dolphin Bay Studio & Retreat has landscaped grounds with a variety of outdoor rest & play areas, including an outdoor bath, outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, sandpits, and areas suitable for lawn games. A bush track on the property provides access to the beach at Dolphin Bay. This little bay is popular with locals for snorkelling, diving and gathering kina and crayfish.

And yes, dolphins and whales are also regular visitors!


Dolphin Bay Studio & Retreat is situated on the Tutukaka coast, blessed with numerous picturesque little bays and beaches. Tutukaka is a friendly little community and has a marina and several boutique shops and restaurants.  All year-round tourist activities include boating, diving, fishing, kayaking, bushwalks, farm visits, horse riding, paint ball, and a forest adventure park. Charter boats can take you to visit the famous Poor Knights, Sugar Loaf & Pinnacles, which are visible from Dolphin Bay Studio & Retreat


Dolphin Bay Studio & Retreat welcomes people of all ages, individuals, couples, small families or groups. Dolphin Bay Studio & Retreat could also be your perfect wedding venue and honeymoon destination.

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