Shoal Bay Estate B&B is a great option for those who want to connect to the local community in Great Barrier Island. Val, who runs the B&B with her partner, is an incredibly helpful and generous host. She looks after everyone (even those who are not staying at her place!). The B&B is in a great location looking out to sea on one side and the native bush on the other. The B&B is a large, warm, rambling farm house that has been well restored. It is very comfortable. The best room is the large double bedroom upstairs. Breakfasts involve hearty home cooked food that keeps you running on "local" energy all day. Val rents cars which is very handy as they can help out if you need it, like the time my wife left in the car and I needed to be somewhere, Val kindly said just take the other car outside (at no extra charge). If you do not want to rent a house or camp then this B&B is a superb option. Val gave us very helpful advice on anything we asked about, from fishing to restaurants to places for walking. We had a fantastic time in Great Barrier and hope to return again soon.
- Also Known As:
- Shoal Bay Estate, Great Barrier Island Tryphena, New Zealand