Tipi & Bob's Waterfront Lodge. Motel accommodation, Restaurant, Bar & Bistro. With some of the best food and views on Great Barrier Island, great service, a wide range of accommodation and regular visits by pods of dolphins, Tipi and Bob's Waterfront is a great place to stay, eat, or just drop in for a drink.
Situated right on the water in Tryphena Harbour at the southern end of Great Barrier, Tipi and Bob's offers stunning sea views across the Hauraki Gulf to the Coromandel Peninsula.
Operating as usual
10best.com The phrase "the people make the place" is perfectly illustrated on the Great Barrier Island where remote life is hardly ever lonely.
Proud winners - 2018 Guest Review Award
stuff.co.nz Great Barrier Island has been considered free of the predator, but a stoat may have been spotted on the island which is home to many endangered birds.
Congratulations. Great Barrier island now joined by Stewart Island as one of only 5 Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world.
odt.co.nz Stewart Island/Rakiura has been officially recognised as the world's fifth International Dark Sky Sanctuary, and only the second island sanctuary...
Join us for a night with the stars!
stuff.co.nz There are no supermarkets, ATMs, footpaths or streetlights on the island; and most locals are tucked up in bed by 9pm.
Great read about Tipi and Bob and other legends of the Great Barrier Island
nzherald.co.nz Peter Malcouronne and Chris Morton have released a book about Great Barrier Island.
First catch of the day for the Black Jug Fish - Shane Langford
Celebrating 20 years - The Black Jug fishing haggle is set for November 2nd/3rd. Come celebrate with us!
waterfrontlodge.co.nz Black Jug Fishing Haggle celebrates 20 years! Can you believe the Black Jug fishing haggle is celebrating its 20th anniversary in November 2018. Tipi and Bobs W
New carpet laid by Our local Tommy
Great job Laying new carpet Tommy
Call us to arrange accommodation or make a direct booking via our updated website www.waterfrontlodge.co.nz
Make your bookings soon folks.
First Fish weighed at Tipi and Bobs
Black Jug Fishing Haggle.
Yummy Peach and Barrier Plum Cobbler dessert tonite
Few lads weighing in fish for Black Jug Fishing Haggle Last weigh in 5pm today 97 entries
Big Smiles from Johnson May 2017 Black Jug Fishing Haggle winner for Average weight sponsored by SeaLink
Return tickets for two passengers plus car.
We have our winner! (Was bound to be one of the Kens). Ken Wikaire - catcher of 595mm, 4.34kg snapper and the proud new owner of $4150!
DJ Snoop warming up for Black Jug prizegiving. Expect plenty of classic rock
Not to be outdone by Ken, Ken rocks up with a 4.34
As night falls, Ken Henry reports with a 3.84...
Here it is guys- this Black Jug's target length. 83 entries in the comp. One fish weigh in so far. Happy hunting !
It's never a BAD time for a burger ...
Great to be able to share your special day with you yesterday Bernie and Anne Marie. Congratulations !
A kiwi classic
Cooking with Maori potatoes -it's almost fantastical
Tonight's specials: Belly Pork with Harissa sauce on pumpkin mash, and Eggplant, feta and spinach bake
Great day for a sailing comp. And our view of it's not too bad either ...
Someone's got a fancy new outfit!
We have our winner! Congratulations Matt Adams. It was a 4.98kg snapper wot did it. All fish had to be under 62cm in length. Now for beers on the lawn...
Black Jug fishing comp is go. 4.6kg and counting...
Melbourne Cup @ Tipi and Bob's...
Robyn reckoned the fish cakes at Tipi and Bob's were the best she'd ever eaten in her life. We just can't figure out why this didn't make the cut! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9uv6RhxIsS8
Join Robyn Malcolm as she explores the stunning Great Barrier Island. For more, visit www.aucklandnz.com/backyard
Whatever the weather... #tipiandbobs Breakfast (TVNZ)
[10/28/15] Be sure to watch TVNZ Breakfast tomorrow morning. Sam Wallace the weather man will be live & direct from the balcony at Tipi and Bob's
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Unique, local Barrier Social club with great food and bar service. Avaliable for functions
World famous in New Zealand, the Currach Irish Pub is a fantastic venue across the road from a beautiful beach.Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellance. 2020 Wold Traveller's Chouce Award