Great Barrier Island,
90km north east of Auckland in New Zealand, is a world away from the
hustle and bustle of a city.
in beachfront, seaside, secluded
cottages, luxury lodges, backpackers all enable visitors to
enjoy Great Barrier Island's peace and tranquillity. A bird watcher's
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.
located off the western coast of Great Barrier Island
forms the natural harbours of Port FitzRoy and Port Abercrombie.
Tales / Stories -
Articles / History
New Zealand's firefighter magazine
August 2017 Issue
Four-hat double act
Great Barrier Island's two
person police force, firefighters, volunteer ambulance drivers and
skippers for the local coastguard. And the 2013 big scrubbie that took
out about 115 hectares
The Listener May 2017
'We have to live a little
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.
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