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.
things to see & do
where to stay
Dine in or Takeaway delicious Thai cuisine from Angsana Thai Restaurant on Great Barrier Island.
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.
Bay Lodge Cottage on Great Barrier Island, is the perfect spot to escape to. You can relax and get back to nature in this secluded getaway, any time of the year.
Want to explore the islands unique outdoors? Don’t miss out on a place to stay, book before you arrive via www.doc.govt.nz
Earthsong Lodge has been created from the essence of nature in a unique island paradise where earth sea and sky embrace you.
Fly My Sky is a local airline based at Auckland Airport operating four twin engine, 10 seat, Britten Norman Islander aircraft several times daily to Great Barrier Island. The aircrafts are purpose built to use for groups wanting to Sky Taxi to country fields, hotels, lodges, out door experiences.
Fly My Sky has been recognized as one of New Zealand’s leading visitor activity service providers by being licensed to use the Qualmark – New Zealand tourism’s official quality mark
Freedom Fishing Charters on Great Barrier Island gives you the chance to enjoy fishing for some of the finest salt water table fish in the world.
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.