Truly off the grid. No cell phone, no internet, no paved road, no food alternatives. This is a bach with a bar. There is little provision for guests. The restaurant is open for only a few days a week and when closed there are no alternatives. While other parts of the island have cell coverage this place does not. I found it quite below par.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less