Trillium Lodge, Great Barrier Island

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Operating as usual


Another stunning sunset in paradise ☀️ 🌅


Peace and quiet ☀️


Some of our grazing platters for our conference guests, which includes homemade pakoras and home smoked salmon (Manuka)


Perfect Waitangi Day weather! ☀️


Trillium Lodge, Great Barrier Island's cover photo


Another stunning photo of the sunset last night ☀️


Always an amazing sunset at Trillium ☀️


Breakfast at Trillium 🍴photos by @hannahhughesphotographer


Beautiful views from the dining room


Perfect place to relax on a Saturday evening


Trillium Lodge and the night sky - photo taken by USA Today journalist Kae Lani 06/12/2018

One of the world's most dazzling skies

Trillium Lodge is very proud to feature in an article on Great Barrier Island in the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend. There are no supermarkets, ATMs, footpaths or streetlights on the island; and most locals are tucked up in bed by 9pm.


It was a pleasure to Have Marylane and David Byler and family to stay at Trillium Lodge. The family came to Great Barrier Island in 1997 to help build Trillium Lodge this was their first visit back a big trip from Bonners Ferry in Idaho, USA.


We recommend Good Heavens, they do an amazing tour of our sky.

Good Heavens!

We named our company Good Heavens, for the spectacular starry sky of Great Barrier Island, New Zealand.

Our island is accredited as one of only four International Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world. Sanctuaries are the darkest dark sky places. That means there is more to see!

Come and check out how good our heavens are!

Photo: Carol Comer


Condé Nast Traveler

Get ready for the breathtaking scope of Orion or the Milky Way. 21/05/2018

The star quality of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island

Come check out our Beautiful island and the star’s✨🌟 The off-grid island 90km off the coast of Auckland is a Dark Sky Sanctuary ideal for star gazing – and the views by day are heavenly too


New repaired Fire place passing the no smoking test, just in time for the cooler weather


Photo taken last weekend our by guests, enjoying breakfast on the deck


A guest with a drone took these great photos during the weekend


Stunning day here at Trillium ☀️ 17/01/2018

The NZ Island Locals Want to Keep for Themselves Great to have Trillium and Great Barrier Island mentioned in the QantasTravel Insider! Family-friendly and perfect for surfers, Great Barrier Island near Auckland is overlooked for its neighbour Waiheke but it still has plenty to offer.


Great views of the ridge behind Trillium from the balcony ☀️


Lovely day here at Trillium 🎄


Beautiful sunset over Pa Beach in Tryphena


Debbie Griffiths - Travel Presenter

Check out the full video from TV3’s The Cafe - great watch! Thanks for staying with us Debbie Griffiths - Travel Presenter

In Auckland at night, you can see about 500 individual stars. On Great Barrier Island, the number is around 5,000. It's New Zealand's very own Dark Sky Sanctuary - one of only three in the world! It's amazing to spend an evening with the lovely ladies from Good Heavens. I saw Saturn #StillBuzzing. I also toured on a trike and found a gorgeous hot spring in native bush. Thanks, Go Great Barrier Island, Visit Auckland, Barrier Air and Lynn and Jo from the luxurious Trillium Lodge, Great Barrier Island. We had a blast! Beautifully filmed and edited by Rory Three Lamps Films and studio styling by Fleur Kelly from KILT Tauranga #Teameffort


Good Heavens

Tune in 📺
TV3 will be highlighting our island and its dark sky 🌌 on The Cafe, this Thursday, 9th November at 9am!

The Cafe, Debbie Griffiths - Travel Presenter, Three Lamps Films, Go Great Barrier Island, Trillium Lodge, Great Barrier Island and Good Heavens

[10/16/17]   Check out the attached article that appeared in The Telegraph newspaper in the UK over the weekend. It features Great Barrier Island and Dark Sky Sanctuary and was written by travel writer Emma Thomson who we had the pleasure of hosting at Trillium Lodge during her stay on the island last month.


Springtime at Trillium Lodge, Mesculin lettuce only been planted for 2 weeks.


Various shots from during the year


Our first Trillium flower, thankyou my friend Barb Carpenter


Photos from Trillium Lodge, Great Barrier Island's post


Looking out to Tryphena Harbour


Brunch on the deck


A place to relax and enjoy the day...


Breakfast at Trillium with homemade options

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Peace and quiet ☀️
Always an amazing sunset at Trillium ☀️
Beautiful evening here...




24 Schooner Bay Road

General information

Trillium Lodge on Great Barrier Island is a 25 minute airflight or 4 hour boat trip from Auckland and offers Bed and Breakfast Luxury accommodation in a unique log built residence, with a very private and tranquil setting.
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