Tipi & Bob's Waterfront Lodge

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.

Operating as usual

[12/02/20]   Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge Restaurant and Bar are open Friday nights only for Pete's Famous seafood Chowder n Garlic bread, traditional Fish n Chips, Fish, Salad n chips, Fish Eggs n chips, Steak salad n chips.

10best.com 20/08/2019

What it's like to stay on the remote Great Barrier Island in New Zealand

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 10/01/2019

Stoat on the loose: The hunt is on at Great Barrier Island after a stoat was spotted

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.

odt.co.nz 04/01/2019

Stewart Island now a Dark Sky Sanctuary

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...

stuff.co.nz 10/12/2018

Great Barrier Island: One of the clearest, most dazzling night skies in the world

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.

nzherald.co.nz 30/11/2018

Great Barrier Island: The old man and the island love affair

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

waterfrontlodge.co.nz 12/10/2018

Black Jug Fishing Haggle - Tipi & Bobs Waterfront Lodge

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


Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

Call us to arrange accommodation or make a direct booking via our updated website www.waterfrontlodge.co.nz

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Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

Make your bookings soon folks.

Just in case you are the only person on Barrier who has not caught up with our fabulous Matariki plans!


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.


Timeline Photos


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...


Great Barrier Island with Robyn Malcolm | Auckland | Beyond your backyard

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)



General Manager

Peter & Margery Harris



38 Puriri Bay Road RD1 Great Barrier.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 11pm
Tuesday 8am - 11pm
Wednesday 8am - 11pm
Thursday 8am - 11pm
Friday 8am - 11pm
Saturday 8am - 11pm
Sunday 8am - 11pm
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