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Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of the spur of the moment bookings and we are so glad we did it. Val and Francis are fantastic hosts, we spent the day doing the walking tracks and came back to a warm friendly atmosphere. Val is a great cook and we had dinner on our first night with others that had also booked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Val and Francis were extraordinary hosts. Comfortable (& warm) accommodation - topped off with great food and hospitality. Val went above and beyond to help us with a problem we had with our flight - her local connections came through. We were blown away by the level of service. As hosts Val and Francis were perfect for us. Friendly and... More 

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Thank Hamish M
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shoal Bay Estate is situated at the southern end of Tryphena harbour, an idyllic spot set in a lovely bay. Val and Francis were welcoming with good kiwi hospitality. We got this through Grab-one and was good value.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had an incredible two night stay. Val and Fracis were great hosts and we had beautiful breakfasts both mornings. Loved sitting round the table conversing with the other guests as well as sitting by the fire to watch the rugby. The room was beautiful and we slept soundly each night?

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Thank hamish294
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Stayed for the weekend after getting a deal on grabone. Val and Francis were good host with good knowledge of the island and suitable activities for the kids. The kids loved the chickens, cow, sandpit and toys. The contact with Val before we arrived was great with our tickets being booked with Barrier Air. The car hired out was able... More 

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Thank EnglishKiwiw
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

stayed here fro Easter 2015 with 2 preschoolers and my mum over from Scotland. Val and Francis are amazing hosts, we had an amazing time tootling around the island and enjoying fabulous breakfasts and hospitality. The sand pit and egg fetching from chicken run a massive hit with our boys.

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Thank Ailsa74
Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Shoal Bay Estate and Great Barrier Island exceeded my expectations of this island only 25 minutes from Auckland. The owners were very helpful and hospitable and the breakfasts were legendary! We were there three mornings and each morning there were new homemade breakfast delights. Shoal Bay is a very sheltered bay and the Estate looks out over it - they... More 

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Thank Jennipea
Auckland
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spent 3 days at Shoal Bay Estate with a group of friends. Val & Francis are fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were substantial and if you choose to have dinner there then you will not leave hungry. Great Barrier is simply stunning and with Shoal Bay renting cars and kayaks you have no excuse for not... More 

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Thank David Quinn
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Spent a wonderful weekend here for my husbands birthday with our 2 teenage kids. The rooms were lovely overlooking the bay which we kayaked around. So peaceful with nice hosts and good food. Felt totally at home here, very relaxing.....

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Thank D P
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Val and Francis are brilliant hosts. Friendly and relaxed despite being super busy when I visited (weekend of the garden tours). Great Barrier Island is such a special place and Shoal Bay is a magical little corner to spend time in. Lovely gardens. Free range chooks. Kaka everywhere! Val and Francis at warm and generous people - only too happy... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island

Address: Shoal Bay, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island > Tryphena
Number of rooms: 7
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Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island Tryphena, New Zealand
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