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Sunset Waterfront Lodge

Mulberry Grove, Tryphena, Auckland, Great Barrier Island New Zealand
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Mulberry Grove, Tryphena, Auckland, Great Barrier Island New Zealand
Sunset Waterfront Lodge
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Helen M wrote a review Sept 2023
Aucka43 contributions119 helpful votes
Fantastic location, super comfy beds and a wonderful host. Location is over the road from a beach, a short walk from Tryphena and super convenient as it has a store and cafe next door. Grounds are lovely too. Chris couldn’t have done more for us - drove us to town for dinner, provided great ideas for excursions etc.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sue H wrote a review Nov 2022
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Great experience. Very hospitable and very accommodating when flight cancellations meant an extra day. Would recommend to others Beautiful setting, view and sunset. Loved the bird song snd watching mother and baby ducks
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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433lesleyj wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
The location is amazing. We opened our curtains to the most amazing beach each morning. The hosts(Leigh & Lynley) couldnt have done more for our group of 12 people. Nothing was too difficult. This Lodge was purchased about 18months ago by them and they are slowly doing it up. When you go to the Barrier though you dont expect 5 star luxury - for what we paid we thought it was excellent value for money. The beds super comfortable and the property was very clean and well kept. Yes we would go back again and i would take another group there in a heartbeat. Although they dont have a pool they have the biggest one across the road - that is the beautiful beach
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Units 1 and 2 have the best views of the water
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Uma Henderson wrote a review Mar 2022
24 contributions5 helpful votes
Good location. Few things to do for kids. Was keen to get out for a fish but unfortunately there is a Rahui in place. Unfortunately the towels and rubbish are not changed everyday. Recycling and composting is though. Nothing fancy but good for a roof over your head. Wifi was ok. The owner guy is friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nicola W wrote a review Feb 2022
Waitakere City, New Zealand201 contributions49 helpful votes
We spent a week at the Lodge in a 1 bedroom studio unit facing out to the bay. Everything we needed was already there, the kitchen had been really well set up with obviously a lot of thought gone into utensils, crockery, cooking equipment and glasswsare so all eventualities were covered. Two bbqs available for guests to use which we did make use of.. Leigh and Lynley were both very helpful with advice and recommendations on things to do, places to go, availability of places to dine etc. Very friendly and helpful but not in your face. Well located in Mulberry Grove and opposite a very swimmable bay and beach. The sunsets were spectacular and our room and patio was in a prime position to enjoy them. For those that need there is wifi and you can connect to your Netflix or UTube account as well. We had a wonderful time and can't recommend Leigh, Lynley and the Sunset Waterfront Lodge enough.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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GN&YS wrote a review Feb 2022
Aucklad - New Zealand5 contributions20 helpful votes
As a group of 5 we were not sure what to expect of the Sunset Waterfront Lodge as this was our first trip across to the Gt Barrier Island however we found it to be a fantastic place to stay. The hosts Lynley and Leigh couldnt do enough for us and made our stay very enjoyable. We had 2 rooms which were extremely comfortable, well appointed, and had great views out to the waterfront. We found that they had plenty of "water toys" available however the weather didnt co-operate for us to use the paddle boards or kayaks on this occasion. Maybe next time because we will be back. The store and cafe are next door and the restaurants are not far away. Overall we really enjoyed our short stay on the Island and would recommend the Sunset waterfront Lodge as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dr_Abby wrote a review Jan 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand146 contributions86 helpful votes
Our week at Sunset Waterfront Lodge was spectacular. We were met at the ferry and shown to our gorgeous villa -- everything laid on, fully equipped, beautifully maintained. The perfect swimming beach is just across the road, with boards and snorkels to borrow. A communal games area with table tennis and numerous games and sports equipment is on site. The Mulberry Grove shop has an excellent selection and makes great burgers. Just perfect. If you are a nature lover -- the banded rails run wild, there are kingfishers and seabirds everywhere -- and eels in the stream. Really paraduse.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Yvonne M wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Sunset Waterfront Lodge was the perfect place to stay. Friendly and hospitable hosts, exceptionally clean and brand new beds and have lots of extras to offer you. Paddle boards, kayaks, etc. If you want to do nothing, if you want to explore, walks, beaches, hot pools, if you want to fish, dive or surf, it has it all. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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PeggyL wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand41 contributions1 helpful vote
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What a lovely place to stay! We stayed here for 3 nights during Christmas! The Villa was so cosy , tidy and equipped with things that we need. The lodge is located not far from the ferry wharf. There is a store and cafe next by. Just takes a minute to walk to playground &beach and enjoy magnificent view. Board games ,some sport equipments and TV are available for guests to use in the function room. The highlight of this lodge is the hosts are so kind , friendly and helpful. Thank you Lynley and Leigh. We are so appreciated your help, helped us get a rental car during this busy season, and informed us a beautiful beach for snorkeling, we had a wonderful time in Great Barrier Island. We hope we could come back to stay soon. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jacqui wrote a review Jan 2021
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This is a brilliant wee place to stay - it's an older style lodge/motel however the owners have spruced it up a lot. The kitchen/bathroom facilities are reasonably basic but the beds are really comfy as are the lounge seats and the chairs/table outside. The biggest selling point however are the awesome hosts and the brilliant location. Leigh and Lynley are super accommodating and really go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The bay is immediately over the road and kayaks are available for use ( we had an amazing experience of kayaking with a school of bay hammerhead sharks!) Totally recommend you stay :)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Waterfront Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sunset Waterfront Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Station Rock Lookout (3.6 km).
Is parking available at Sunset Waterfront Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunset Waterfront Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, Pa Beach Cafe, and Swallow.