Great Barrier Island

  • 90km Northeast of Auckland City
  • Only 35 minutes by air or a leisurely ferry ride
  • Remote, spectacular, unparalleled natural beauty
  • An island entirely powered by alternative energy systems

Great Barrier offers probably one of the greatest ranges of outdoor activities

  • Endless white sandy beaches
  • Secluded, natural geothermal hot springs
  • Magnificent native forests
  • Swimming. Surfing. Internationally renowned surf beaches
  • You will delight in this natural haven for native parrots, pigeons, tui and other species that are now extinct or almost so on the mainland
  • 9 hole golf course – dont be surprised if you have it to yourself
  • Sea kayaking – explore secluded coves and estuaries
  • Unexpected visitors often include dolphins, whales and penguins
  • Snorkeling, scuba diving clear waters – prolific sea life
  • Barrier Arts & Crafts painters, potters, weavers, sculptures & woodworkers
  • Boating – fishing. Explore the islands abundant fishing grounds
  • A vast network of stunning walking trails, coastal – native forest
  • Gt Barrier Cuisine – restaurants and takeaways
  • Spectacular night skies and sunsets
  • Weddings, conference, special events facilities

Links to useful Great Barrier sites
Events Guide
Dining Out
Fly My Sky
Barrier Air
Sealink Ferries
The Barrier.co.nz Website
GB Community Health Trust
GBI Art Gallery
Go Great Barrier
Aotea Car Rentals