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Blue Duck Station

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Overview of Blue Duck Station

Blue Duck Station

3.5 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
4265 Oio Road, Retaruke, 3990

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOhinetonga Scenic Reserve85 min drive
  • Popular LocationTaumarunui Domain99 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhakapapa Ski Area105 min drive

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About this area


Blue Duck Station is located in Retaruke.

What's nearby

  • Ohinetonga Scenic Reserve - 85 min drive
  • Taumarunui Domain - 99 min drive
  • Rangaroa Domain - 100 min drive
  • Taumarunui Golf Course - 102 min drive
  • Whakapapa Ski Area - 105 min drive

About this property

Blue Duck Station

3.5-star hotel with coffee shop/café and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a coffee shop/café and WiFi in public areas. Self parking is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a garden and barbecues are on-site. This hotel has 4 rooms. Limited housekeeping is available.
Blue Duck Station offers 4 forms of accommodation. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 10.00 per day)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–noon: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 10 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Blue Duck Cafe
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10.00 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Blue Duck Station Lodge Owhango
Blue Duck Station Lodge
Blue Duck Station Owhango
Blue Duck Station Lodge Retaruke
Blue Duck Station Retaruke
Blue Duck Station Hotel
Blue Duck Station Retaruke
Blue Duck Station Hotel Retaruke

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 100%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Virkelig unikke omgivelser
Virkelig fantastisk sted med smuk natur, fred og ro og en unik oplevelse. Vores Lodge havde en skøn seng, helt nyt badeværelse og fantastisk beliggenhed. Vi var ikke så glade for check in processen, hvor vi følte os talt ned til, men de skønne omgivelser endte med at overgå den dårlige start.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good experience in a unique place.
We are a mature couple that were travelling with the Stray Backpacker's bus. Although most of the Stray people were staying in the dorm facilities, we booked a private room in one of the nicer lodges at Blue Duck. The lodge and room were very nice - pretty luxurious actually - but the price did reflect that. We met the owner, Dan the last evening we were there and he was very nice and welcoming. Unfortunately I can't say that for most of the staff members we dealt with, with the exception of the young man who ran the target shooting activity. I got the impression that they did not want to be there, or at least be providing hospitality to a group of people.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort