A leafy canopy of native forest veils the driveway to Earthsong Lodge, a luxurious retreat on Great Barrier Island. From Auckland it's 30 minutes by air or 2 hours by ferry on scheduled services. Courtesy transfers from the island airport and ferry terminal.
The luxury Lodge is a building of strawbale construction. The thickness and curves of the adobe-finished walls have a timeless character. Guest suites are well appointed. French doors open onto private verandahs providing sea views.
Earthsong's cuisine promotes local and seasonal produce, complimented by an extensive cellar of New Zealand wines. The evening sunsets are a special time when guests gather over cocktails and canapes.
The Island's has rugged landscape, views and unspoilt white sandy beaches. Walk through native forest to natural hot springs. Explore the 'Barrier' by four-wheel drive vehicles. Scuba diving, light tackle and saltwater fly fishing.
Pigeon Post, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island
Tel. 64 9 429-0030 Fax 64 9 429-0351
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