The Stray Possum Lodge
Hostel | Cape Barrier Road, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand 0991
8 out of 8 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (21/01/2013)
Dominique Lavac thinks…
"Beautiful place to stay with lots to look at just on the property alone. The owners were lovely. The accommodation is great and the staff are very flexible."Read all The Stray Possum Lodge reviews
- Credit cards accepted
- Self-catering Facilities
- No curfew
- Games room
- Lounge area
- Pool table(s)
- 24 hour hot showers
- Tours/Travel Desk
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
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About The Stray Possum Lodge
Below the lodge and chalets which border the bush, is a large open grassed area that is perfect to set up your tent, with plenty of room left over to enjoy a game of volleyball or an impromptu touch rugby match.
On the other end of this natural bowl is the Restaurant and Bar. The local watering hole and meeting spot. You'll find travellers and locals alike, mingling and enjoying lots of outside seating which includes another large deck with a beautiful view looking down on the harbour.
Only four hours by boat - 30 minutes by air from Auckland and you can be in the ultimate wilderness escape that is Great Barrier Island. We have excellent accommodation that includes; dorm bunks, double or twin rooms and self-contained chalets, or if you bring your own tent and sleeping bag you can choose to camp out under the stars!
There are actually no Possums at all on Great Barrier which is one of the reasons for the unspoilt native trees and plants that are the main feature of the Island. The grounds are completely surrounded by native forest and you will spot several species of birds such as Kaka, Tui and native Pigeon. We have several short walks which include stunning views of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Restaurant & Licensed Bar serves up great food, it's a great place to meet after a day of activity and relive those events with your mates. The Lodge also has a large kitchen available as well for those who want to make their own meals. All the facilities to make your stay a memorable one.
For those who love peace and quiet; long white surf beaches and unspoilt native bush, Great Barrier Island is the destination.
Island life is a step back to self-sufficiency and experiencing GBI is a window into the way New Zealand used to be. Many people describe Great Barrier as a trip back in time; take a trip to this self-sufficient paradise, kick back and do your own thing.
You can sample locally grown organic produce, chutneys, jams and chilli sauces that will make your hair stand on end.
WHY GREAT BARRIER?
G allop along our pristine white sandy beaches
R oam about in some of our untouched native forests
E njoy the company of some of nz’s most exotic and endangered wildlife
A nchor up in a bay & catch yourself some dinner
T ake an amazing kayaking adventure on the deep blue sea
B ask in the natural geothermal hot springs
A wesome mountain biking
R ide the waves
R est your body, sooth your soul
I nteract with the locals, learn about our culture
E scape the mainland madness
R elax and enjoy … the quality life … in paradise