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 - Air Auckland is one of the best airlines in New Zealand that provides various tour packages, such as romantic lunch with scenic flight and geothermal trip. Based in Ardmore Auckland and Whitianga, we offer regular flights to Whitianga and the Great Barrier Island. Our charter service could easily accommodate your needs.
In a setting quite unlike any other, our bespoke tours are far more memorable than just holiday snaps. Aotea, Great Barrier Island, the world's first island awarded the internationally renowned 'Dark Sky' status is in your back yard. Our tours, organised and bespoke all offer the same beauty in their experience. Couples, friends, groups, families, individuals, or corporate retreat.
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).
Mobile-friendly - Fitzroy House is one of the oldest homesteads remaining on Great Barrier Island. Built in 1901 the house boasts beautiful decorative finishes of craftsmen builders. Five bedrooms in the house can accommodate up to 10 people, with two doubles (one with en-suite bathroom), two twin singles and a bunk room with ensuite toilet. Self-contained, including all linen. Great Barrier Island accommodation.
Mobile-friendly - Nestled in the expansive Fitzroy House Gardens with large lawn areas, the cottage accommodation has been lovingly restored and is one of the treasures within Glenfern Sanctuary. To make your stay comfortable the cottage is self-contained, includes linen, sleeps 6. Gas hotwater, BBQ, out-door picnic table for summer nights and cosy fire for magical winter getaways on Great Barrier Island.
Mobile-friendly - Glenfern Sanctuary is an 83-hectare Regional Park to explore and learn about conservation. Glenfern Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday destination, offering guests the luxury of staying nestled within a predator fenced nature sanctuary filled with birdlife. Stay in one of the oldest homesteads remaining on Great Barrier Island or in Glenfern Cottage. The greatest little sanctuary in the world.
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.
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$175-NZ$300 per night for two persons, then NZ$50 per extra persons. Restaurant and Bar open summer only friday nights
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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Small Island, Big Ideas - Exploring Uncertainty
Due to the COVID situation the festival has been postponed from this weekend until Nov 19-21. Our speakers – the Prime Minister’s Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, novelist Paula Morris, financial agony aunt Mary ...
Where: Great Barrier Island Sports & Social Club, Great Barrier Island, Auckland
Address: Whangaparapara Rd, Great Barrier Island, Auckland
From: 6:00pm on Friday 19th November 2021
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 21st November 2021