• Victor New Zealand 
    2 nights ·  July 2021 
    Reviewed: 2 August 2021
    Exceptional 10/10
    Liked · Nice quiet place , greeted by friendly chickens 

    Duncan New Zealand 
    3 nights ·  June 2021 
    Reviewed: 21 June 2021
    Exceptional 10/10
    Liked · Really friendly family, made us feel right at home and a beautiful place that perfectly fits the vibe of Great Barrier Island.   

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  • Marie New Zealand 
    • 5 nights ·  April 2021 
    • CoupleReviewed: 26 April 2021Trampers Delight – hot water, comfortable beds and beautiful bush location10 Liked · Fiona was a wonderful hostess with great local knowledge. The kitchen was fully equipped with gas cooking, we had a lovely outdoor seating area, a small line to dry our swimwear, beautiful hot shower and comfortable warm bed. I’d give the unit 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. We also rented our car through Fiona, it was perfect for our needs. Our whole experience was seamless and we would definitely stay at Aotea Lodge again.   Helpful  Not helpful
  • Melanie New Zealand 
    • 3 nights ·  April 2021 
    • CoupleReviewed: 5 April 2021Recommend10 Liked · Fiona and Mike were amazing. The location is fantastic and the bed was comfy.   Helpful  Not helpful
  • Juliet New Zealand 
    • 4 nights ·  February 2021 
    • GroupReviewed: 1 March 2021Fabulous10 Liked · Fiona was amazing! Loved the location, just loved it all. They just made us feel like we were at home!   Helpful  Not helpful
  • Karena New Zealand 
    • 4 nights ·  January 2021 
    • Solo travellerReviewed: 21 January 2021Great location, fabulous stay.10 Liked · A central location in Tryphena. Fiona was so helpful and went out of her way to help me, even lending me a car seat one day.   Helpful  Not helpful
  • Adina New Zealand 
    • 3 nights ·  October 2020 
    • FamilyReviewed: 26 October 2020Fabulous lodge10 Liked · Fiona is phenomenally kind and helpful from beginning to end. The lodge is in a beautiful setting and is very peaceful. It was perfect for our family of 4.Disliked · Nothing.   Helpful  Not helpful
  • Marion New Zealand 
    • 3 nights ·  June 2020 
    • FamilyReviewed: 18 June 2020Enjoyed every minute of it10 Liked · Everything. We had such a happy and interesting stay.Disliked · Nothing   Helpful  Not helpful
  • Marni New Zealand 
    • 6 nights ·  February 2020 
    • FamilyReviewed: 23 February 2020A great place to unwind and enjoy the best beaches. Will be back.10 Liked · Comfy bed, spacious unit and great location Fiona went above and beyond for her guests.Disliked · My stay was too short..   Helpful  Not helpful
  • Jeff New Zealand 
    • 1 night ·  November 2019 
    • Couple Reviewers’ choice Reviewed: 29 November 2019Exceptional10 Liked · I like that it was peaceful and the owner was very accommodating.   Helpful  Not helpful

Reviewed: 13 February 2019
I understand why Fiona (the owner) is loved by everyone we met on the island. She’s amazing. · The location, the birdlife and the owner were wonderful plus it’s an easy stroll to Tryphena for food, drinks and the beach.
Manjunatha New Zealand
Reviewed: 9 February 2019
Fiona is a great host. She was very friendly and gave us lot of pointers on must do activities.

Gloria Australia
Reviewed: 6 September 2018
We will go back · All amenities. Comfy bed. Host was extremely helpful. Peaceful surroundings walking distance to shops

Jenny New Zealand
Reviewed: 6 May 2018
Would come again as very central. Within walking distance of beach and club etc. · A very comfortable stay and so handy to Tryphena Wharf and other things we were interested in. Fiona was very informative and told us many interesting things about the Island and gave us great advice. Loved seeing the native birds around the Lodge feeding off Fiona’s fruit trees. · I didn’t want to leave!!!

Rob New Zealand
Reviewed: 6 April 2018
We had a great stay. Thank you Fiona. · Fiona is a fantastic host for the island.

Anonymous United Kingdom
Reviewed: 5 January 2018
Superb island experience, surrounded by endangered birds and rich native bush

Absolutely recommendable. 
Great experience. Fantastic service and the staff (Fiona) was friendly and helpful, she even helped us to deal with an issue with SeaLink (avoid SeaLink, their lack of consistency and professionalism is a joke).
MARCO SEGHESSO – Apr 07, 2018 (Travelled Mar 2018)

A truely fabulous experience
Fiona was a fantastic host. She welcomed us warmly and went out of her way to help us with any problems or questions we had during our time on the island. The room was exactly what we required and I will definitely be looking at staying here again in the future. Keep in mind, mobile phone reception comes and goes but a fantastic excuse for going off the grid for a bit 🙂
ABBY LINTON – Oct 28, 2017 (Travelled Oct 2017)