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Great Barrier Lodge

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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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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
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r0btnz wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
The staff were excellent, the restaurant was fantastic, the 14 of us were really well looked after. Very helpful with recommendations for places to visit on the island. Very happy to recommend the Great Barrier Lodge to friends & family. Thank you for looking after us so well. See you next time.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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368angelenem wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions15 helpful votes
A beautiful secluded location with stunning views from our room. The owners were very friendly and helpful in telling us the best spots on the island to visit. The food was absolutely superb. Great Barrier is an amazing untouched paradise and hopefully remains that way!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 6 Sep 2019
Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay as it was lovely meeting you both. We hope to see you again one day. The Team @ Great Barrier Lodge
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Yvonne B wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions37 helpful votes
We were a group of 18 family and friends and the lodge was perfect for us. We stayed four nights over Easter. The rooms were comfortable and clean and had basic cooking facilities for breakfast. The setting is beautiful on Whangaparapara harbour. We used this as a base to walk parts of the Aotea track and the Te Ahumata track which were within walking distance. The location was also close to Claris, within driving distance for a coffee at the Fat Puku. The lodge was great with big outdoor tables for pre-dinner snacks and a lounge area for relaxing and plenty of games for after dinner. We had dinner every night and the food was great - wholesome, tasty, plentiful, catered for everyone's tastes and dietary requirements. We had a set menu planned by the chef and it was
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 6 Sep 2019
Thank you Yvonne it was a pleasure to have you and your family. Having guests like you makes our job easier and so much fun. Until next time!! The Team @ Great Barrier Lodge
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Ross Mackenzie wrote a review Mar 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our first visit to the Island, how bad is that when we live just across the channel. The food the lodge the location our new found friends Angeline and Clive, their son Jack where awesome, the chief (sorry chief forgot your name) amazing, food amazing. My wife and I were there just 3 weeks ago and on Friday I'm taking my sons there where we will base and do some diving and fishing. I have travelled all over the world and with out doubt this little piece of paradise would be my favou
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 6 Sep 2019
Thanks so much Ross it was an absolute pleasure to have you share our piece of paradise. We look forward to seeing you and your boys! The Team @ Great Barrier Lodge
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packer852 wrote a review Feb 2019
Marcus Beach, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
The property is in an absolutely beautiful spot overlooking harbour and with nearby walks available We stayed there as a group of 15 persons plus 2 guides Food in evenings was plentiful and very good Bar facilities very good with a wonderful verandah for meals and drinking overlooking water Staff friendly Rooms basic but large
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Evan W wrote a review Oct 2018
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
The setting is lovely. The lodge overlooks an enclosed bush-clad harbour. There are native birds in abundance. Accommodation is rather basic. The studio unit was clean and tidy, but was small and cheaply fitted out. Conversation and other noises pass between the units. Because of having to generate their own power, heating was only a portable gas heater which we couldn't get to work. Service was friendly and relaxed.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Sonia T wrote a review Sep 2018
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for two nights. Room was clean. Not serviced at all and supplies not replenished. Linen not changed daily due to power restrictions. Towels changed after three days! We thought the power saving was a little over the top. Had a meal which was very good. Reasonably priced and had a good varied menu. Continental breakfast was basic, but plenty of it. Owners very friendly as were the staff.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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susanatomaz wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We were thrilled to return to Great Barrier Lodge for another amazing weekend break. Angeline and Clive are amazing host and once again made us feel straight at home. We stayed in the garden room this time which was lovely and private. Dinner was amazing with plenty of choice, loved the homemade ice cream. Sunday morning we went kayaking and exploring the bay and the beautiful wildlife. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: September 2018
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RodG93 wrote a review Aug 2018
Auckland, New Zealand121 contributions68 helpful votes
The magic of The Great Barrier Island is enhanced by the resurrection of the this fabulous old world charm of everything that a couple can provide their guests . Having taken over this establishment they have injected back everything I recall that I enjoyed.From the well stocked bar where the guests stand or sit around making new friends.Enjoying a great homely 3 course meal from a reasonable menu. The room I found comfortable and well appointed from what appeared to be recent renovations.All the other guests spoke highly of their enjoyment as did a person at the other end of the island who said it was their place of choice for a night out. It is a trip that even in mid winter was well worth the visit as the barrier has progressed to great roads , well maintained walking tracks
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 6 Aug 2018
WOW Rod thank you for your lovely review. We and our team are passionate about the Barrier and making sure everyone goes away with great memories and wanting to come back. Don't leave it so long before you are back again!! Angeline and the Team
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New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandGreat Barrier IslandWhangaparapara
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