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Common questions and Answer

Where should I get access to the water taxi?

Our water taxi set out from Tairua Marina. Our skipper Alec will guide you from there. His number 0275293312

Do you have a schedule for water taxi transfer?

Yes, normally we transfer people to check-in from 11 AM to 3 PM, check-out from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please note since boating is a very sea condition depending activity, you may need to wait a little bit.

What time for check-in and check-out?

Check-in is 15:00, check-out is 10:00. We can first get our customers on the island and help you store your luggage in our lodge. Meanwhile, you can use the time to explore the island. When your room is ready, we will let you know and help transfer your luggage to your room. For check-out, you need to pack up before 10:00 AM and if the water taxi is not here, we can help you store your luggage in the lodge or on the wharf and you can hang out on our beautiful island a little bit more. When the water taxi arrives, you can get on the boat and finish the beautiful stay at Slipper.

How long is the boat trip?

It takes 15mins-30mins to get to our island. When the sea is calm, we can go faster. When the sea is rough, we will slow down and make you feel more comfortable.

Does the chalet have kitchen and fridge?

Yes, our chalet has kitchen and fridge with a BBQ outside on the deck.

Is there a restaurant or bar on the island? Do I need to cook myself?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a restaurant or bar on the island. So you need to spend a little bit of time cooking. But I am sure you will enjoy cooking under the beautiful stars.

Does the glamping tent have kitchen and fridge?

The glamping tent doesn’t have a kitchen inside. We have an outdoor kitchen near the glamping tent. You will share this kitchen with the other group of glamping customer. Outside on the glamping tent’s deck, there is a BBQ and a small chiller box for you.

I stay in the glamping tent, do I have an access to the fridge?

Yes, in the lodge we have the fridge for you to use. But you will expect to share the fridge with the staffs who live in the lodge.

Where is the good and safe place to swim?

Just outside near your doorstep, the home bay is a perfect place to swim, kayak or snorkelling.

Do I need to bring my snorkelling gear?

Yes, we supply kayak but we don’t have snorkelling gear on the island.