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Great Barrier Island accommodation, New Zealand: Tipi & Bobs Waterfront Lodge accommodation and venue

Tipi & Bobs Waterfront Lodge - Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Bistro Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy fresh-from-the-ocean seafood in our licensed restaurant or just kick back with a pub meal in the bar. At Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge, wee offer a good selection of New Zealand and imported wine as well as all popular beers and beverages. Indoors or alfresco at outside tables overlooking the bay, order from our extensive menu and enjoy our comfortable atmosphere.

Conferences and Weddings

Tipi & Bobs Waterfront Lodge is the is the ideal location for your wedding venue of up to 80 to 100 people. Are you planning a corporate conference and looking for awesome team building activities nearby? Perhaps celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary or similar occasion? We have options with upside?  Call Margery now!

Clean, Spacious Rooms

Tipi & Bobs Waterfront Lodge has 5 spacious self contained and serviced units offering a lounge, kitchenette, bedrooms, en-suite and television. In addition a  waterfront ‘kiwi style’ cottage is available (sleeps up to 7). We also have a very small bedroom studio unit available. Please review the Great Barrier Island accommodation page for more details and photographs.

Package Deals & Specials

Tipi & Bobs Waterfront Lodge would love to organise your conference, wedding or holiday package including flights, rental cars, book your scenic day tours or arrange fishing, kayaking or golf. Our special fishing trips offer some of the best fishing in New Zealand and we can provide local information about top fishing spots, best beaches and most scenic walks.

Dark Sky Sanctuary

Great Barrier is the first island in the world to be accredited International Dark-Sky Assocation (IDA) Dark Sky Sanctuary status. Only two other locations in the world are considered Dark Sky Sanctuaries and Great Barrier stands out as the only such sanctuary to comprise an entire island. Just a 30-minute flight out of Auckland airport, talk to us about your next dark sky trip.

Black Jug Fishing Haggle

Tipi & Bobs Great Barrier Island Black Jug Fishing Haggle takes place twice a year and attracts competitors from New Zealand and Australia. The competition format is Land based and Boat fishing. Entries are paid before the Friday midday start with final weigh in on the Saturday at 5 pm. This is followed by prize giving, a big BBQ and plenty of music. Everyone is welcome.


You know you’ve got away from it all when you are relaxing on the deck looking out to breath taking sea views, watching dolphins frolic in a sun-kissed sea. Join us at Tipi & Bobs Waterfront Lodge and this kind of idyllic seaside accommodation is yours. Located right on the shore, near white sandy beaches and shops, the Lodge 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.
All around you stretches the untouched wonderland of Great Barrier Island, a paradise of tranquil bush, towering Kauris, natural hot springs and sandy beaches.

Hospitality is our business. Outstanding location, best service. Everyone is welcome!

2019 Restaurant Guru

Waterfront Lodge seafood award - Great Barrier Island Bistro & Restaurant

We’re happy to inform you that Tipi & Bob’s Waterfront Lodge has become the best place in Great Barrier Island according to visitors’ reviews on Restaurant Guru!

Please accept our sincere congratulations!

2018 Guest Review Award Winner

Great Barrier Island Waterfront Lodge - 2018 Award

2017 featured by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet New Zealand 2017
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