Great Barrier Island
Great Barrier Island is one of New Zealand’s largest offshore islands and offers a picturesque and remote getaway 100 kilometres from Auckland. Great Barrier Island as a population of about 1,000 people and is an ideal holiday destination and superb for hiking. Today about 60% of the island is administered by the Department of Conservation and much of the island is mountainous with regenerating forests – including the famous Kauri trees. more
Come and explore this island paradise and discover unspoiled beaches and stunning native forests in the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf. At its maximum the island is about 43 kilometres long and is highest peak is Mount Hobson at 621 metres. The island boasts a range of activities including fishing, hiking and diving.
Unwind and relax in this often forgotten ruggedly beautiful island – that while it lies within Auckland City Limits – it couldn’t be more contrasting. Great Barrier Island is serviced by both ferries from Auckland and daily flights.
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Mobile-friendly - Auckland's Ultimate Sightseeing Adventure. Air Auckland is Auckland's fixed wing scenic flight specialist. If you really want to see Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf there's no better way than from above. Based at Ardmore Airport and Waiheke Island Airfield, Air Auckland is well positioned to offer a stunning array of scenic flights and transfer flights.
Mobile-friendly - Barrier Air focus is on safety, outstanding customer service and reliability. We operate scheduled passenger and freight services from our two Auckland bases (Auckland International Airport and North Shore Aerodrome) to Great Barrier Island. Barrier Air is the only airline offering scheduled flight services between Auckland and Kaitaia. Barrier Air also offers competitive charter services throughout New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Bounty Hunter captain - Aaron Covacich brings more than 22 years of hands-on-experience in the charter fishing industry. 'World famous in New Zealand', Aaron has extensive knowledge of the best fishing locations in the wider Hauraki Gulf region including The Mokohinau Islands, Great Barrier and Little Barrier and Kawau Islands. Aaron is dedicated to providing you an exceptional adventure.
Mobile-friendly - Bush and Beach help you make the most of your time in Auckland, offering enjoyable and innovative small group guided tours in and around Auckland. We can help you find out about Auckland city or explore stunning rainforests and beaches of Auckland’s West coast. From Auckland we have daily tours to Hobbiton movie set, Waitomo caves or beautiful Coromandel.
Coromandel Fishing Charters specialise in affordable fishing experiences that give you the opportunity to catch snapper and other New Zealand fish species. Our modern vessel Joint Venture is comfortable, fast and the ideal fishing platform. Our charters depart from Hannaford's Wharf which is located in Te Kouma (only 10 minutes from Coromandel Town).
Learn about our wonderful natural environment and sustainability. Stay in one of the oldest homesteads remaining on Great Barrier Island or Glenfern Cottage, former workers quarters for workmen at the sawmill. Glenfern Sanctuary is the perfect location for corporate groups for events or team building retreat. We offer guided tours of Glenfern, sustainability workshops or day-volunteering in the sanctuary.
Mobile-friendly - Explore Auckland's amazing outer Hauraki Gulf with fully guided and catered charters to Great Barrier Island, Little Barrier, the Hen & Chicken Islands and Mokohinau Island group. Sight-see, dive, snorkel, kayak, bird watch and learn about the Gulf’s amazing ecology and conservation efforts. Complimentary use of snorkel gear including masks, fins and wetsuits and use of 2 sit-on-top kayaks.
Discover the site of the Kauri Timber Company sawmill and an historic steam traction engine. At low tide, the track can be walked around the shoreline, beginning at The Green Campsite.
Join the Kiwi Angler for a fishing experience to remember. Our main fishing area covers Whangaparaoa Peninsula and the Hauraki Gulf. This area covers some of New Zealand's best salt water fishing grounds. There is a wide range of fish species targeted in this area with some good sized fish caught regularly.
Mobile-friendly - Superb self-contained and serviced waterfront units. Restaurant, bistro bar and alfresco dining. Hospitality is our business. Conference, fishing packages and honeymoons. 30 minutes by air from Auckland. Tariff: NZ$135-NZ$250 per night for two persons, then NZ$50 per extra persons.
Mobile-friendly - Tongariro Crossing, Coromandel and Lake Waikaremoana Great Walks. 1 - 4 day guided walks and hiking tours with small backpacks and expert guides. Experience the North Island's best walks with a small, fun group. Everything provided, including transport from Rotorua, Matamata, Taupo, National Park or Whakapapa Village.
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The Brotherhood Tour
Thrive Promotions & Touring Presents Knights of the DUB Table Live with the full band on Great Barrier Island on the 26th January 2019. This is a all age event! Support from Great Local DJs (announced later). Band ...
Where: Barrier Social Club, Great Barrier Island, Auckland
Address: 21 Medland Road, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, Auckland
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 26th January 2019
To: 11:00pm on Saturday 26th January 2019
Barrier Sea Fest
Sailing, kayaking, waka, windsurfing & fun races. Raffles, food, stalls, ice cream & general aquatic fun. All welcome to join in. Life jackets & wet suits available.
Where: Mulberry Grove School, Great Barrier Island, Auckland
Address: Shoal Bay Road, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, Auckland
From: 10:00am on Sunday 27th January 2019
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 27th January 2019