Schools & Colleges
This unique venue offers something a little out of the ordinary; a floating campsite (accommodation), meals, and a range of activities, all from the comfort of a large stable platform, surrounded in stunning scenery.
Originally a car ferry with lots of history, this unique venue offers the complete great value accommodation, activity and fully catered package.
We are an EOTC with a difference! Have you ever thought of having a class camping trip overnight on a boat in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We work with a number of schools and colleges from New Zealand and abroad to provide a large stable venue, with heaps of activities, creating fun Education Outside the Classroom Adventures in a safe environment.
The accommodation deck is upstairs giving sea views from every cabin. Downstairs is spacious and the dining area is configured as one long table so that everyone eats together. It is also retractable, allowing even more space when not in use.
Fishing, night kayaking, snorkeling and island exploring for the adventurous or make use of the pool table, piano and guitars. For the perfect relaxation, sit by the wood burning fireplace or watch the night sky.
Knowledgeable, experienced onboard crew
Comprehensive Health and Safety Policy / Procedures
Fully catered, we can manage any dietary requirements
Accredited with Qualmark GOLD, MaritimeNZ and we are DOC approved for guiding. Also members of TIANZ and a registered YHA Hostel.
Contact our dedicated coordinator, Jonny who will answer any of your questions and ensure your group to create lasting memories.
Activities & Highlights
- Eight cabins, with a variety of configurations
- Up to 42 guests, depending on configuration
- Student workshop area available
- Guided island walk
- Collecting shell fish
- Target Shooting
- Star Gazing
- Experience phosphorescence
"Anyone considering this, consider no more and just book it! This was one of my first experiences solo travelling up in the north after a tour and as...
"The crew on The Rock are so friendly! The boat is an old ferry and has a lot of character. I’m sure there are plenty of other positive reviews, so...
"The crew are wonderful and swimming in the fluorescent algae was one of the most surreal and beautiful moments of my life. Highly highly recommended!"
"To start the crew aboard was absolutely fantastic and easy going. Just having them be the leaders of our stay made it very relaxed as if you were traveling...
"13/10 experience. Highly recommended for all ages and types of travelers. We all had a great time & are planning another trip soon."