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Great Barrier Lodge

735 Whangaparapara Road, Whangaparapara, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991 New Zealand
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Great Barrier Lodge re-opened on 1 December 2017 with owners with a true love and passion for this fabulous piece of paradise and making sure their guests take home wonderful memories and can't wait to come back. Book now - you will love it! Great Barrier Lodge sits amongst the trees on the waters edge of Whangaparapara Harbour - Great Barrier Island, just 30 minutes flight away from Auckland. Surrounded by natural beauty, the lodge caters to travelers seeking rest and relaxation on the pristine beaches or thrill seekers looking to traverse the islands many walking/mountain bike treks. Whatever your preference, our friendly staff will ensure you enjoy your stay in this natural paradise.
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BBQ facilities
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pennymumma wrote a review Mar 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand7 contributions
We travelled to Great barrier lodge with a large group for a 60th birthday with 4 kids and 16 adults. We hired the entire place out and it was the perfect venue for the occasion! The views are outstanding, deck is fabulous, rooms are great and the restaurant food was delicious. Although the owners were quite grumpy and it seemed like a burden that we were there. Most things we asked for were met with negativity and resistance. Even asking for some chips to go with our dinner seemed like hard work. Kayak hire was also really difficult. Understandable they were concerned about the sea conditions but it was beautiful conditions at 7am when the kids wake up, they wouldn’t allow us to hire from this time (or sort the night before) and had to wait until they were awake at 9 when the wind had picked up. The kids were told off many times and we’re pretty scared to go anywhere near the shop. Which would have proved lucrative to their iceblock and lolly supplies had they been encouraged! We were there for a 60th cancelled due to covid so there were a few celebrations but we made sure we weren’t too rowdy and that was the point of hiring the whole place out as not to disturb anyone. And the neighbours daughter and family even joined us! Perhaps if you’re heading to stay here, maybe don’t travel as a large group or with kids and it might be a fantastic experience. I’m just a bit confused as to why the owners are in hospitality !
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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TROPICANGLER wrote a review Mar 2021
Great Barrier Island, New Zealand78 contributions21 helpful votes
Have just returned from the lodge were 6 of us spent two nights on a fishing trip, The food is excelent as are the rooms and service. A BIG thanks to hosts Clive and Ange for a fantastic stay. Would recomend to anybody wanting to go to the Barrier
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Angeline Young, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Thanks so much Tropicangler so glad you had a great trip and enjoyed our fabulous accommodation. Look forward to seeing you again. Ange
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Susanna L wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions26 helpful votes
We stay at the lodge for 5 nights. We enjoyed our stay. The lodge is just by the sea. The view is magnificent. We stayed in the cottage. The room was clean, quiet and spacious. It is near the DOC Green Campsite. There are a few easy walking tracks for our 4 years old daughter. The restaurant on site had delicious food with generous portions. The owners of the lodge were friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Angeline Young, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Thank you Susanna. We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous place to live.
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AucklandCedarchick wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand97 contributions17 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights at this lodge as part of 3 day package on the island. Accomodation was lovely and clean, although easy to hear other guests snoring through the walls. Food in the restaurant was absolutely superb with fresh snapper being served each day prepared magnificently. Owners son was a real character and a great addition to the staff at the restaurant - he will go a long way and had us ordering their special dessert with freeze dried pineapple lumps in a chocolate brulee - so rich and tasty. Only comment would be as we had bought a package that didn't leave Auckland till 10am and had a 7hr walk that day then drive to the Lodge to find they would be shutting the kitchen in 5 mins we almost missed out on the only place to each in the bay that night. Maybe a bit more communication between the Barrier operator booking these packages, the Lodge and the clients would be beneficial. Fortunately we were given an extra 5 minutes to clean up and get to the restaurant. On the second night we preordered our means when they opened at 5pm so we knew we wouldn't be disappointed later on at dinner. All in all a fabulous meal at reasonable prices and a fabulous spot to stay for a few days. Gluten Free options were well marked on the menu.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Get a room on the end of the block of 3 so less chance of hearing heavy snorers through the...
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Murray S wrote a review Nov 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I had phoned this place a fortnight prior to our visit and booked a table for two for my wife's 70th birthday as this fell during our stay in a bach on the island. I made the booking after receiving a strong recommendation from a local as the 'best place on the island' for a celebration meal. All this was explained to the person who took the reservation. I provided a cell phone number which the receptionist wrote down. At lunch time on the said date I phoned the venue to confirm a time of arrival, only to be told with that it was now not suitable for us to come as they had already booked 25 'noisy' (ex?) rugby players and would be serving only barbecue food and curry. I suggested we come earlier in the evening but was basically given the 'don't come' message in very heavy hints. The venue said they had phoned the day before and left a message, but on checking the number they admitted they had dialled a '0' instead of a '6', hence no message reached me. Anyone aware of dining out on Great Barrier Island will know that options are limited. We had already been to the other two reputable restaurants on the island. Oh well, we can recommend the takeaway salads and quiche available at a lovely little cafe called My Fat Puku in the township of Claris. And less driving to get there as well.
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Date of stay: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Angeline Young, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Murray, I'm sorry for your disappointment but I was caught between a rock and a hard place. You were still welcome to come for lunch or dinner I was just making you aware that if a quiet relaxed meal for a celebration was what you were wanting the other guests that we had staying were very loud and I did not want you to have a bad experience. Yes, our food is the best on the island and I'm sorry you did not get to experience that. Again, I'm sorry.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Barrier Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Great Barrier Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kaitoke Hot Springs (3.5 km) and Aotea Track (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Barrier Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Great Barrier Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Barrier Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Barrier Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include My Fat Puku, Swallow, and Angsana.