Great Barrier Island
Great Barrier Island (Aotea) represents New Zealand the way it used to be - a sparsely populated and rugged landscape. It is the remoteness, seclusion and natural beauty which attract people to Great Barrier - to live and to visit. Although part of Auckland City, Great Barrier Island is 90km away to the northeast, in the outer Hauraki Gulf. It has a permanent population of around 1200 people which is known to skyrocket to between 12,000 - 15,000 during the peak summer period. Great Barrier Island is accessible by sea or air.
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Escape to a magic holiday on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand just 30 minutes flying time from Auckland City or 4 - 5 hours on the car ferry.
Welcome to one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. A short 30 minute scenic flight, from Auckland, will take you over the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and to a remote, untouched, beautiful island paradise - a haven of peace and tranquility.
Your one-stop shop for visitor information, awesome package deals and unbeatable specials on air and boat fares. Check out our hire car deals and Great Barrier Island tour options. For accommodation, activities and much more, book on-line or give our friendly team a call. We're here to help.
Splendid views from our absolute waterfront suites surrounded by spectacular bush clad scenery. 60% of the island is national forest and the Lodge is at the gateway to tramping tracks, bush walks, hot pools, golfing, fishing, boating, diving, kayaking, surfing, horse riding and swimming.
Robyn offers a free booking service for accommodation, airfares and rental cars on Great Barrier Island - book today.
Stay with us at beautiful Medlands Beach, renowned for its unique surfing beach breaks, swimming, diving and fishing. Experience the magnificent mountain wilderness walks, hot thermal springs, view rare and endangered fauna and flora, or explore historic sites, or simply sit back with a good book.
Kia Ora and Welcome to New Zealand's own Stray Possum Lodge, situated in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf only thirty minutes by plane, two hours by ferry or four and a half hours by car ferry from Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand.
At the The Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeepers Lodge we have a 30/40 seat licensed a la carte restaurant with both indoor and alfresco dining.