We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 6 Great Barrier Island B&Bs / inns

Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge

You added Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge to your Saves list
Puriri Bay Road | Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Great Barrier Island
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Bath, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Peter and Margery are superb hosts and the food is excellent. The location of the hotel must be one of the best spots on Great Barrier Island. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them both and we enjoyed every single minute of our stay with them. The room was not really equipped for cooking meals as such in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tenants Harbor, Maine
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was our first experience with New Zealand “lodges” and on the whole, the positives outnumbered the negatives. The view was to die for (on the top floor facing the water) and the unit was clean and comfortable. The cooking utensils provided were rudimentary at best – no coffee maker and the toaster which fit over a gas burner was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pauanui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I did not have any expectations on arrival , But hey!! this is the Barrier !! What a neat spot , We caught our on fish for Dinner and the chef did a fantastic job of cooking it , We stayed for two nights and great views to be had & Great Company by the hosts "" Pete where did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have been travelling to Great Barrier Island for over 20 years and cant believe I have never stayed here before. I took four friends on a fishing trip and we stayed here for three nights. We had the most awesome time and Pete and Marg are the most wonderful hosts. The place was so relaxing with a real friendly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Town, New Zealand, United States of America
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The meal was tasteless and mediocre, considering the price. After eating at the curragh, we were disappointed in the food served. There were drunken men swearing right next to our table while we tried to enjoy our dinner. We mentioned it to the manager, but she simply shrugged it off. Very disappointed and the food was definitely overpriced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tauranga, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had a quick trip to great barrier last month and I must say that the food and the service here was better that I have found anywhere locally... we had 2 evening meals and breakfast there... the menu isn't extensive however every meal is a masterpiece.... not cheap but this is Great Barrier

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
42 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Our rooms were roomy, comfortable and spotlessly clean but above all had stunning views. The lodge was in an ideal location for exploring the island in our hire car. Hot water was a little temperamental and the fridge was rather noisy but there were good bright lights -good for reading in bed. We stopped 2 nights. Sunday night was very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Queenstown, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was a surprise trip for our 15th anniversary and what a great place! Easy to get to, the views are the best on the island. rooms are large and clean, the food is fantastic, we went fishing and took some snapper to Pete to cook for us and it would be the best i have had! Margerie and Pete... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We did not stay at the lodge but attended a wedding there and ate at the restaurant several times. The food was very good and the hostess Marjorie could not have been more helpful, arranging car hire and flights for visitors who were not even guests at her lodge. Cannot speak of the accommodations but the rooms i saw were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Despite the lodge being 5 minutes drive, rather than 5 minutes (my mistake!) walk from the ferry, the water views and close proximity to the Stonewall Shopping "Complex" made this a great place to stay. Once you realise you are staying at a place with no reticulated water or power, you quickly get into the island groove. The unit's kitchen... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge

Address: Puriri Bay Road | Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island
Number of rooms: 5

5 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (1)
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (5)
Hotel & grounds (2)
View from room (1)
Dining (1)
Room/suite (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay