A small group of us recently stayed at Great Barrier Lodge, our expectations were blown out of the water! The hosts (Angeline, Clive & Jack) were very hospitable and went out of their way to make our stay amazing! We took advantage of the package that Angeline put together this included meals, accommodation, rental vehicles and a half day fishing charter! Would totally recommend this place and we look forward to returning again soon.
My husband and I came here for dinner at the end of a day exploring the island. The service, food and setting are divine! We had the snapper which was probably just caught. Drinks were plenty. The apple crumble dessert was a wonderful finish. Highly recommend a visit for dinner.
We stayed here the night before heading out on the 3 day Aotea track. Amazing facility with awesome hosts - nothing was too much trouble. Pricing good with perfect breakfast before our tramp. After such a tough time with Covid 19 they went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Highly recommend to anyone wishing to experience the magic of the Barrier. They can organise everything for you to make your trip memorable.
Stayed at the Lodge as part of a Great Barrier Island package. Nothing but great things to say about our hosts / owners, Ange and Clive. A brilliantly location where we were well looked after. We had a studio unit which was perfectly fine for our stay. Food was great with plentiful portions. We managed to catch a few fish which the team were more than happy to cook up for us for dinner. Can thoroughly recommend a visit to Great Barrier Lodge
I did the Aotea track and was planning on staying at the Green Campsite which is about a 15 minute walk from the lodge and near where you can start the track. Then I saw the weather was going to be horrible and decided to stay here. So glad I did! Ang and Clive are gracious and friendly hosts who have created a vibe which encourages the locals to come visit their fabulous place for dinner. They have great food and a fully stocked bar including craft beer! The showers are hot, the rooms are comfy and many of them have decks which look out onto the beautiful bay. Such a great place. I will be back!! I hope to do kayaking trip along the west coast of the island and will stay at their place when I do! I took the photos after I spent a night there! The rooms look great when you…
We chose the self contained Pioneer Cottage - a rectangular room such as early European settlers lived in, with a bathroom attached. The huge bed at one end was very comfortable and the adjacent bathroom good. The kitchen/living end had a two-ring cooktop and under grill, which was adequate for our needs, we had a delicious meal at the restaurant onsite. We thought the cottage was rather expensive for the minimal space and facilities.
We stayed in a studio room at Great Barrier Lodge. The room was well set up with a comfortable bed, ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. The view from our room across the Whangaparapara Harbour was stunning both at day time and in the evening with all the boats in the harbour. The restaurant on site had such good food that we ate there every night of our stay. As the weather was good we were able to eat out on the deck each night and soak in the beautiful environment.
This was an excellent place to stop for lunch. Amazing views across the bay. Very peaceful and tranquil. We had the snapper and chowder. Both were excellent and extremely tasty. Welcoming staff and a good ambiance.
There isn't an option to give just a restaurant review for Great Barrier Lodge, so here it is, in with the rest of their Lodge reviews. We enjoyed our meal so muchhere on the first night of our weeks holiday that we made the 30 minute drive back from Tryphena to Whangaparapara for our final meal on the island as well. The views from the restaurant are beautiful, and the food was great. The Lodge is popular with groups staying, and also people calling in off boats, so it pays to phone and make a reservation.
Great hosts - friendly, helpful and their humour kept us entertained. Food was great! Accommodation was good with beautiful views of the harbour. We enjoyed the bar and watching the rugby world cup there. A relaxing place to come back to after some great hikes during the day. Kaitoki hot springs walk is close by. Nearby is also Te Ahumata track - good views and vegetation at the top. We also did the Harataonga Track along the coast which was beautiful - lovely bush and sea views. Our big 6 hour hike to Mt Hobson was amazing - views, lots of steps, beautiful bush.Went in at Windy canyon, along Palmers track to Mt Hobson, Mt Heale Hut, Peach tree track and out at Kaitoke springs. Enjoyed and recommend the sightsseeing boat trip and lunch with Chris on the launch Sundancer -…