Trillium Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Great Barrier Island

24 Schooner Bay Road, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Bed and Breakfast accommodation situated at 24 Schooner Bay Road, Tryphena, Trillium Lodge is a 6 bedroom , 3 level luxury Log House. At this stage we have 4 bedrooms refurbished all with their own en-suite, making the house available for up to 8 people (not suitable for young children). The house is situated up a shared access road, only 600 metres from Puriri Bay which is safe for swimming, kayaking and fishing and is situated on a 12 acres of regenerating bush, a small avocado orchard and a wonderful huge old pohutakawa tree. The initial owners of Trillium Lodge used a team of expert builders from Idaho USA to build this impressive Log Home. Caribou Log Homes are still in production today. The design was along the lines of those in Canada, it has wonderful extensive views over Tryphena harbour, the Colville Channel and out to Coromandal. The interior of the property is well appointed to a high standard with antiques and quality bedding and fittings. Your hosts: Lynda Medland-Macalpine Ian Macalpine and Joanne and Glen Findlay. Lynda and Joanne are descendants of the Medland family who first settled on the Eastern coast of Great Barrier in 1865. We are very passionate about the Barrier and have holidayed here since very young. We are now making the move to return and eventually live full time on Barrier. We have vast knowledge and stories that have been passed down to us through the generations. Our passion is to provide high quality accommodation to all our guests and yet make them feel relaxed and at home. Please feel welcome to contact us and let us make your stay on Barrier wonderful.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Gas heating
Accessible Bathroom
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Super King(s), 2 King(s), 1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

There is no reticulated water, electricity from a national grid or wastewater services on Great Barrier Island. Our Electricity is supplied by a new solar power system and generator which is very efficient, however it will not support heavy usage items for example no electric stove, kettle or hot water heating, we use gas for cooking and water heating. Hair dryers are supplied for your use. Our rain water is collected from the roof and stored in tanks, drinking water at the kitchen sink is filtered, however the water is of very good quality.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

The house is less than 600 metres from a secluded swimming beach and boat ramp. Tryphena Harbour has good fishing and diving, local fishing charters are available, kayak hire and rentals cars. Rose Café and Stonewall store (fresh produce bottle store, gift shop and ice) is a mere 5 minutes drive away. Locally there are a selection of dining out venues. On the East Coast of the island (about 15 mins drive away) is the popular Medland's surf beach. DOC have constructed some excellent walks throughout the island these range from a pleasant easy walk to the mineral hot springs at Kaitoke to the more strenuous hikes through beautiful native bush.


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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$320 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
All year$640 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
All year$960 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
All year$1280 / Night for 8 guests2 Nights
All year
$320 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
All year
$640 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
All year
$960 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
All year
$1280 / Night for 8 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Trillium Lodge is Guest accommodation providing Bed and Breakfast only. Lunch and Evening meals are available at local restaurants or café which are 10 minutes drive away. Rate is per room for a maximum of 2 persons per room. Trillium room is our premium room and has an addition fee if $30.00 per night. Room rate includeds substantial continental breakfast with juice, cereals, home preserved fruit from our Medland family orchard, fresh baked pastries and toast accompanied with home made jam and jelly and tea and coffee (tea and coffee able all day).

We can also offer packages:
2 persons:
return airfares, 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 3 day 4x4 car hire.
$594.00 per person twin share.

4 persons:
return airfares, 2 nights accommodation including 2 breakfasts, 1 4x4 car hire for 3 days, 2 rooms twin share.
$530.25 per person

Please inquire for packages for groups or single occupancy.

Cancellation Policy: If we are unable to replace a cancelled reservation the following applies: 50% of the total cost will be charged if a booking is cancelled within 14 days prior to arrival. Should cancellation be made within 7 days, there will be a 100% surcharge for the room nights cancelled. We strongly advise guests to have travel insurance to protect themselves against unexpected changes to their travel plans.


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