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Lodge Great Barrier Island, New Zealand


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38 Puriri Bay Road
Great Barrier Island
New Zealand

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Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge: Accommodation on Great Barrier Island

Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge Introduction

You know you've got away from it all when you're relaxing on the deck of Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge on Great Barrier Island, watching dolphins frolic in the sun-kissed sea.

Join us at our idyllic seaside self-contained and serviced accommodation on Great Barrier Island.

Located right on the shore, near beaches and shops, this accommodation on Great Barrier Island has stunning views. The rainbow flecks of boats puttering around Tryphena Harbour, the clear sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf, and in the distance the green arc of the Coromandel Peninsula on the New Zealand mainland.

View of Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge View from Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge

All around you stretches the untouched wonderland of Great Barrier Island, a paradise of tranquil bush, towering Kauri, natural hot springs, and sandy beaches.

Enjoy fresh-from-the-ocean seafood in our licensed restaurant or just kick back in the bar and toast your good fortune. At our accommodation on Great Barrier Island, we'd love to organise your conference or your rental cars, book your scenic day tours or arrange your horse trekking, bike hire, kayaking, or golf.

Our special fishing trips offer some of the best fishing in New Zealand. And we can give you the local low-down on the top fishing spots, best beaches and most scenic walks. We can also arrange discount packages to suit your travel arrangements.

And all this is just a half-hour flight from Auckland, or a two-hour scenic cruise by ferry.

Great Barrier Island Lodge Accommodation

View from Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge

Our accommodation on Great Barrier Island has:

  • The best waterfront views and location on our delightful island
  • Six self-contained units with waterfront views
  • A self-contained cottage available
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation

Whether it's a romantic holiday you want or to be a part of the island “life”, proprietors Margery and Peter will ensure your every need is met.

Great Barrier Island Lodge Restaurant

The restaurant at Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge

Once you've experienced the island's activities by day, return to Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge for a taste of its nightlife.

The lodge's licensed smoke free restaurant and bar is legendary. Those with a penchant for Neptune's bounty will revel in our famous caught-fresh-every-morning seafood cuisine. Restaurant and Bar is open in the summer, only Friday nights

There's a large deck and garden for leisurely al fresco feasts, a lively bistro bar and the lodge also makes the best fish and chips and takeaways on the island—just ask the locals.

Great Barrier Island Lodge Conferences

Bar and bistro

Our lodge on Great Barrier Island is the ideal place to have your next conference, team-building retreat, Christmas function or workers' escape.

Allow Tipi and Bob's Conference Coordinator to arrange all your needs to ensure that your conference or function is successful.

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Great Barrier Island Fishing

Great Barrier Island is famous for its fishing. Sometimes it seems that all you have to do is dip your hook in the water and you're pulling up Snapper, John Dory, King Fish, Hapuka, Trevally, Groper...

Fresh hapuku

Tipi and Bob's Waterfront Lodge is the ideal base for a fishing holiday. We have our own boat ramp and filleting table, and there is great fishing off the rocks.

We can also arrange charter boat fishing trips with experienced guides who can take you to the secret spots where the locals fish.

Our main specialty is organising fishing packages for our guests. We can arrange the whole package including travel arrangements, accommodation, meals, fishing charter and your van hire.

Great Barrier Island Lodge Location

Tipi and Bob's sits right on the waterfront at Tryphena Harbour on the southern end of Great Barrier Island, minutes from shops and beaches, and boasting spectacular views.

Great Barrier Island lies in the pristine waters of the Hauraki Gulf about 90 kilometres northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. Known to the Maori as Aotea (White Cloud), the island is the largest of New Zealand's northern offshore islands, covering about 285 square kilometres (110 square miles).

Isolated and unspoilt, the island offers a superb natural landscape, rare native animals and plants and many well-preserved historic sites.

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