Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Great Barrier Island is a large island of New Zealand, situated 90 km to the north-east of central Auckland in the outer Hauraki Gulf. It is the fourth-largest island of New Zealand's main chain of islands.

Great Barrier Island offers spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches and its hot springs are popular with visitors. The island is great for exploring on foot with the ‘Kauri Tree Walk’ being one of its most popular tracks.

Activities on the island include fishing, kayaking, hiking, eco tours, sightseeing, biking, golf and four wheel drive adventures.

Things to See and Do

* Guided island tour
* Hiking
* Eco tour
* fishing
* Kaitoke Hot Springs

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Maori
Land Area – 285 km²
Population – 1000 approx
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus 12 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Port Location – There are ports located at Tryphena and Port Fitzroy.

Transport Links – There are airfields at Claris (Great Barrier Aerodrome) and Okiwi. Great Barrier Airlines and Mountain Air operate services from Auckland International Airport, and North Shore Aerodrome. Flight time is approximately 30 minutes.

There are two ferry services to Great Barrier Island. Fullers operate a fast ferry service over the summer and at long weekends. The Fullers ferry takes around two hours to Tryphena. SeaLink operates the Island Navigator, a passenger, car and freight ferry, operating from Wynyard Wharf in Auckland city to Tryphena (several times weekly) and Port Fitzroy.

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