Great Barrier Island Activities

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Updated 11th August 2017

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Activities on Great Barrier Island include exploring the regenerating native forest on the numerous walking tracks.  Enjoy the native flora and fauna, including many endangered species such as the black petrel, chevron skink and pateke (brown teal duck). Many of our beaches are well known for great surfing as well as fishing, diving, snorkelling and kayaking. There's also golf, mountain biking, a pottery, museums and local art galleries to visit. 

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Day Trips

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Great

Barrier

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BLACK COW
ART GALLERY

Schooner Bay
Ph: 09 4290 414
WOODWORK, CARVING
SCULPTURE, PAINTINGS

Chaos
Charters

35ft vessel and experienced skipper. Operates Sept-May out of Tryphena Harbour. Sleeps 6 adults.


Ph: 09 4290 740

Crazyhorse Trike Tours

and

Private Day Tours

Specialists in customised tours.

The Rocks Bottle Store, Claris

Open 7 Days

* Beer, Wine, Spirits

* Large range of
   Snacks and Ice

Phone: 09 4290 118

therocks@xtra.co.nz

 Local specialist with
inside knowledge of
the best fishing and diving spots and all
the gear you need
for an unforgettable
day on the water! Adventure equipment and hire.

 
Shiny Paua
Paddle Boards & Kayaks

Arts/Crafts:

Bike & Boat Hire:

Boat Launching/Wharves:
Buses/Shuttles:

Cafes:

Car Rentals:
Chemist:

Churches:

Community Groups

Dentist:

Dining Out:

Diving/Fishing:

Ferries & Flights

Fuel:
Glamping:

Golf:

Honey:

Internet:

Kayaks:

Landscaping:
Medical:

Museums:
Paddle Boards

Postal:

Pubs/Clubs/Bars:

Real Estate Agents:
Restaurants:

Shops:
Surfing:

Therapies: (Massage)

Tours: - Land based
Tours: - Coastal

Visitor Information

Walking:

Water Taxis:
Yoga/Massage

Informational Brochures - Information for Boaties and Waste Management on the island.

 

Abseiling/Rock Climbing:

Hillary Outdoors, Port FitzRoy - 09 4290 762 - contact@hillaryoutdoors.co.nz

 

Arts and Crafts - Galleries/Artists plus an Island Art Discovery Map

 

Bikes:

Mountain Bikes are only permitted on public roads, on the Forestry Road Track (not a public road for vehicles), between Port FitzRoy and Whangaparapara and the around the bottom of Te Ahumata to Blind Bay Road, Okupu - marked on the map in red. The Harataonga to Okiwi track is open for mountain bikers. 

 

Boat Hire:

Hillary Outdoors, Port FitzRoy - fishing dinghies, sea kayaks, sailing instruction
   
 - 09 4290 762 - contact@hillaryoutdoors.co.nz
Shiny Paua - Dinghies for hire with anchor, lifejackets and rods.  Sunburst sailing dingy for hire.  09 4290 603 or 027 265 1343

 

Boat Launching/Wharves: Services Page

 

Coastal Tours

Chaos Charters, Tryphena - 027 297 3141 - chaoscharters@gmail.com

Freedom Charters 09 4290 861 - skilly@freedomfishingcharters.co.nz

Great Barrier Charters 09 4290 522 or 027 366 0221 - info@greatbarriercharters.co.nz

Hooked on Barrier, Claris - 09 4290 740 - info@hookedonbarrier.co.nz

 

Crafts, Gifts & Clothing:
Outpost, Tryphena - 09 4290 610
Pigeon Post, Claris - 09 4290 242
Port FitzRoy Store

Sun, Sea, Surf Shop (Gifts & Clothing), Medlands - 09 4290 352

 

Diving: - Great Barrier Dive Sites on;  Greatest Dive Sites  :  Dive Planet

Port FitzRoy Dive Station 09 4290 169 or 021 0829 3887 for fills, hire, hydro/visual test & marine batteries

Freedom Charters 09 4290 861 - skilly@freedomfishingcharters.co.nz

Great Barrier Charters 09 4290 522 or 027 366 0221 - info@greatbarriercharters.co.nz

Hooked on Barrier, Claris - 09 4290 740 - info@hookedonbarrier.co.nz

Hillary Outdoors, Port FitzRoy - dinghies, kayaks, sailing instruction - 09 4290 762
 

Fishing Charters:
Chaos Charters,
Tryphena - 027 297 3141 - chaoscharters@gmail.com

Freedom Fishing Charters 09 4290 861 - skilly@freedomfishingcharters.co.nz

Great Barrier Charters 09 4290 522 or 027 366 0221 - info@greatbarriercharters.co.nz
Hooked on Barrier, Claris - 09 4290 740 - info@hookedonbarrier.co.nz

Surf Casting Safaris - 021 238 3285

 

Golf:
Great Barrier Island Golf Club, Claris - 9 hole Golf Course - 09 4290 420. Club House open Thurs & Sun 10am to 6pm.  Clubs available every day from "The Rocks", Claris.  Ph: 4290 118
 Green Fee $20, Club Hire $5
(SUMMER: Boxing Day to end February)
OPEN Saturdays 12noon to 8.00pm

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Kayaks for Hire:

Currach Irish Pub, Tryphena - 09 4290 211

Hillary Outdoors, Port FitzRoy- double, single and sea kayaks - 09 4290 762
Hooked on Barrier, Claris - 09 4290 740 - info@hookedonbarrier.co.nz

Kaitoke Creek Kayaks - text: 021 156 6448 or 027 6020 744

Mulberry Grove Store, Tryphena. 09 4290 909

Shoal Bay Estate, Tryphena. 09 4290 543

Also see Paddle Boards

 

Museums:

Milk, Honey and Grain Museum, Claris
       
Just past Claris airfield on the right as you travel south.

Sue & Alan Gray, Awana
Ph: 09 4290 123

Open by arrangement
please phone before you visit

Medlands Museum
Ph: 09 4290 227

Young Museum, Okupu

Ph: 09 4290 388

Open by arrangement

Please phone before you visit

 

Paddle Boards:
Shiny Paua - Jessons rental boards, inflatable stand up paddle boards, tours of Whangaparapara Harbour.  Dinghies for hire with anchor, lifejackets and rods.
Sunburst sailing dingy for hire.  Fishing kayaks with option of rods and tackle.
09 4290 603 or 027 265 1343  shinypaua@xtra.co.nz

 

Pubs/Clubs/Bars:
See the DineOut Guide

 

Rock Climbing/Abseiling:

Hillary Guides, Port FitzRoy - 09 4290 762 - contact@hillaryoutdoors.co.nz

 

Surfing/Boogie Boarding:  (Surf Swell Forecasts for Great Barrier)
Hooked on Barrier, Claris - 090 4290 740 - info@hookedonbarrier.co.nz

Open 8.30am-5.30pm every day. Wet suits, Surfboards, Boogie Boards

Sun, Sea, Surf Shop (Beach Gear & Wear, Board Rental), Medlands - 09 4290 352

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Tours: - Land
AA Tryphena Shuttles - 027 282 2733

Go Great Barrier - 09 4290 222  tours@xtra.co.nz
Crazyhorse Trike Tours: 09 4290 222 - tours@xtra.co.nz

Great Barrier Travel - 09 4290 474 or 0800 426 832

 

Tours: - Sea (refer Coastal Tours)
 

Walking & Tramping Tracks:

Aotea Treks - 021 037 1050 - Guided eco cultural walks around Aotea.

Department of Conservation Walking Tracks

Glenfern Sanctuary - guided and unguided walks. 09 4290 091

Hillary Outdoors, Port FitzRoy - Bush tours and adventures
        09 4290 762 - contact@hillaryoutdoors.co.nz

 

Water Taxi:

Great Barrier Charters 09 4290 522 or 027 366 0221 - info@greatbarriercharters.co.nz

 

Yoga:

Ebb and Flow Yoga

Restorative Yoga Mon 4.30pm 6.00pm and Yin Yoga Wed 4.30pm 6.00pm at Claris Conference Room, Claris Sports Club, Whangaparapara Road, Claris
Yang Yoga Fridays 10.00am 11.30am, Port Fitzroy Boat Club
Retreats; combine daily yoga and mediation while staying at Trillium Lodge with stunning coastal views in a secluded and peaceful environment.

 

Massage Therapist - Christine Schwemmer

 

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