Fish 2



Sleeping layout - Sleeps up to 16

Five Queen Bedrooms

Two Bunk Rooms

- Bunk Room 1: Single-single & Double-single

-Bunk Room 2: Double-single



Two bathrooms, one shower room

Living & kitchen space:

Cosy lounge with open fire

Huge kitchen/dining room with pool table


Gas hob, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle (rare for the barrier due to solar power), full equipped with all utensils. Please note there is no oven, but a large bbq outside that can be used for these purposes. 

You can take a tour through the house on our highlights on instagram


The kitchen and dining area leads out onto a big front deck over looking the ocean. There's a big outdoor corner sofa, bean bags and a bench and surface so you can sit, eat and watch the view. 

The garden has a big hill that leads up to a large deck with our two outdoor heated bath tubs. The natural elevation means that you are right up away from anything obstructing your view of the universe full enjoy the dark Sky sanctuary and the spot has panoramic views of Tryphena Harbour. 

Ancient Pohutukawa trees dominate the front lawn, so we've hung some chair hammocks, the perfect spot to chill and read a book. 

Paddleboards, kayaks and fishing kayaks sit on our small jetty at the bottom of the lawn, they are free for you to use whenever you like, we just ask you wear one of the lifejackets and check the weather. 

Puriri Bay is predominantly calm and flat protected by a reef that runs out to Bird Islet. Perfect for snorkelling, looking out for Dolphins, Orcas and watching the Shags that nest in the trees that fringe the bay. 

Check out other special things about Tryphena House here


Spring, Summer, Autumn & Selected Public Holiday* (October, November, Early December, February, March, April)

$480/night - up to 6 people

$80/extra person

$60 Linen & Cleaning fee

minimum 3 night stay.

*Easter, Queens Birthday, ANZAC

Peak summer 22 December - 31st January & Selected public holidays (Including Labour weekend, Auckland Anniversary & Waitangi)

$800/night - up to 8 people

$80/extra person 

$60 Linen & Cleaning fee

minimum 4 night stay over peak summer. 3 night over public holidays.

Winter (May - September) - we do things a bit differently over these months and we love sharing the space with smaller groups and couples too


$60/extra person.

$40 Linen & Cleaning fee

Terms, conditions and extra info:

Hosted: Pete and Lucy live in an adjoining but seperate part of the house. We are on hand to help out with anything guests need, but leave you to your own devices. You won't have to worry about solar power, water or gas, we take care of it all, so you can just relax. We both work away from the house at times, so if not at the house can be reached by phone. 



Bed Linen & Towels, toilet 

Kitchen basics: Dish wash liquid, kitchen towel, Oil, Salt & Pepper, basic spices, milk, tea, coffee, sugar and a selection of herbal teas


Please note, when we brought the house it was running on a series of car batteries, this means that there is only plug sockets in one of the main queen bedrooms. There are some solar lights and many other plug sockets to charge your phones etc.. Guests don't tend to worry about this, as they have chosen to come to an Offgrid island... but if you need to power something important over night like breathing apparatus, please let us know. 

Hair driers! Aren't a thing on the Barrier, they require too much power, so we don't have them and please don't plug in yours. 

Washing - there is no washing machine in the guests space due to water & power. If you are staying for a longer period or have just come off the walking tracks just ask and we will be more than happy to put on a load for you if the sun is high in the sky and water tanks are full. 

Bringing or coming by boat:

We are right on the water, between 2 boat ramps, ample parking for boat trailers and overlook a mooring area - please enquire. Get in touch if you are coming by boat.


The house is fine for babies before the walking and crawling stage, we have two portacots available. The front decking is not enclosed and the proximity of the garden to the water means its not the easiest to be with very young mobile & active children. Send us a booking request and we'll be able to decide if the space is suitable for your family. 

Dogs: We have a small friendly French bulldog onsite that our guests love, for this reason we do not allow other dogs - sorry!

Cancellation policy: We can discuss this with you at time of booking and will be outlined with payment information