Travel to, from and on Great Barrier Island

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Great Barrier Island, 90 km NE of Auckland has a regular schedule of flights and ferries to/rom the island.  Timetables change for winter/summer.  A regular bus service runs between Tryphena and Port FitzRoy once a day and shuttles, taxis, rental cars, 4wd, vans and tour buses as well as electric bikes and scooters are available.


Vehicular and passenger ferry departs Wynyard Wharf to Tryphena.
For bookings and further information; FreePhone: 0800 732 546
Phone:  09 300 5900 

Barrier Express - Phone: 021 900 017.  One-way or return from Sandspit or Auckland to Great Barrier Island.  Qualified skippers.


6-10 seater planes with a regular daily schedule.  Depart Auckland International Airport, Domestic Terminal for Claris or Okiwi.  Flight time approximately 30mins.  For bookings and further information;

Fly My Sky - Ph: 0800 222 123  Email   09 256 7025 / 07 895 8820
Scheduled Air Services from Auckland Airport to Great Barrier Island and return; same day packages.  Sky Taxi Auckland to country airfields & lodges.  Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity.  Qualmark Enviro-Silver.  Fly My Sky Video

Barrier Air - Ph: 0800 900 600 or 09 275 9120  Email
Scheduled Air Services Auckland Airport, Northshore, Great Barrier Island and Kaitaia.

Fly Stark - 0800 359 782 Email
Daily flights between Great Barrier/Ardmore/Whitianga.

Flight Hauraki
Scenic and charter flights between Ardmore, Waiheke, Great Barrier.  Scheduled flights from Ardmore/Great Barrier and Waiheke/Great Barrier.  Freephone 0508 235 969 or (09) 426 4276

Christian Aviation
Based at Ardmore Airport, just 30 minutes south of Auckland CBD.
Christian Aviation is one of New Zealand's longest serving, privately owned Air Charter companies. With nearly 30 years service we are still a proudly Kiwi family-owned business.

Heletranz 09 415 3550  Email
Base headquarters at Rosedale Rd, Albany and also uses pads at Mechanics Bay, Auckland Airport and Waiheke Island for collection and drop offs.  Helicopter landings are possible at some of Great Barrier's Accommodations including; Earthsong Lodge, FitzRoy House, Whangapoua Beachfront, The Jetty Lodge and Puriri Bay Vineyard.

Hauraki Express Water Taxi service from Sandspit or Auckland to Great Barrier Island.  One-way Adult $115, Return $205.00.  Minimum 5 adults, max 12 pax.  027 664 6644 Email

Oceania Helicopters - 09 238 8676 or 027 494 2045 Email
Pick up and drop off for charter at Mechanics Bay in Downtown Auckland, Ardmore Airfield, Auckland Airport, from our hanger in Drury or any other location.  Up to 6 passengers for charter flights and for group bookings we have access to extra helicopters.






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