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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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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
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
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
RodG93 wrote a review Aug 2018
Auckland, New Zealand120 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
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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Dave T wrote a review Jun 2018
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
We took a mid winter break to the Barrier for my wife’s birthday , staying at Great Barrier Lodge . Angela and her team made us feel welcome and part of the Island from the moment we arrived . We stayed two nights and had a delicious evening meal on one night in the restaurant, bar . Our room was modern , clean and well equipped and had a fantastic view of the harbour . Thanks for a great weekend we will be back .
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from Angeline649, Owner at Great Barrier Lodge
Responded 10 Jun 2018
Thanks Dave, so happy you and Tristin had a great time. It was lovely to meet you and share Tristin's birthday. Look forward to seeing you again. Angline & the Team
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