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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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DebNZ wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2020
jacquiland2017 wrote a review Jan 2020
Rangiora, New Zealand11 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Thanks Jacqui, glad you enjoy our little piece of paradise and our fabulous food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Angeline & the Team @ Great Barrier Lodge
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Jenny E wrote a review Dec 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand87 contributions23 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2019
jotravel9827 wrote a review Nov 2019
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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 -
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Hi Jo, thanks for your feedback we are so glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise. It was a pleasure to meet you all and thank you for the laughs. Hope you are all well and back home safely. Till will meet again.
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Tony S wrote a review Oct 2019
New Zealand5 contributions
We stayed here mid-September, early spring, for 4 nights. The accommodation was comfortable and clean with the ability to self-cater. There is a Restaurant and bar available. The Lodge is located on an inlet with many walks in close proximity. We did not participate in any water activity but can imagine much activity in the Summer. A lovely spot offering easy access by car to the other parts of Great Barrier. We very much enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2019
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandGreat Barrier IslandWhangaparapara
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