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 -…
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.