Great Barrier Island Visitor Information Tourism Guide - vacation/holiday information
Great Barrier Island Tourism Directory
A comprehensive, up to date Visitor Information Guide to Great Barrier Island which includes
All Accommodation, Activities and Travel options. 



Great Barrier Island
Birds & Plants


Dine Out Guide
Events Guide
* Garden Tour

Community Groups
Church Services

Other Services
Ferries, Flights

Great Barrier Island, a unique island holiday destination.

Great Barrier Island, 90km north east of Auckland in New Zealand, is a world away from the hustle and bustle of a city.

GBI Accommodation in beachfront, seaside, secluded cottages, luxury lodges, backpackers all enable visitors to enjoy Great Barrier Island's peace and tranquillity. A bird watcher's paradise.

GBI Activities include a network of walking tracks and Mountain Bike trails offering varied opportunities to experience the island's mature and regenerating native bush. Kayaking, diving, fishing, golf, harbour tours, surfing are just some of the activities available.

Rent a Car at Port FitzRoy, Claris, Whangaparapara, Tryphena and take a day to explore the 'top spots' on the island.

Kaikoura Island, located off the western coast of Great Barrier Island forms the natural harbours of Port FitzRoy and Port Abercrombie.

Tales / Stories - Articles / History

The Listener May 2017
'We have to live a little apart '

On Great Barrier Island the nurses are the 'keepers of secrets', the witnesses to life, love and death in a small community. "Island Nurses" 2016 is a memoir of over 30 years of caring for generations of residents in a remote, rural island community.

Weekend Gardener:  Islandstyle
November/December 2008
Susie Longdell visits Great Barrier Island and finds some enterprising gardeners. Featuring 3 gardens visited in the 2008 Garden Tour


for a
Detailed Map


Help us prevent the spread of Kauri Dieback disease
on the island.


Tourist and Visitor driving theory quiz


Auckland Guide to Restaurants, Movies, Bars, Clubs & Events

Travel Guide NZ
A New Zealand travel website where travellers, local and international, can plan their holiday experience.

New Zealand accommodation ranging from hotels
to backpackers, bed and breakfasts to
self-contained holiday homes.