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Travel guide

What to do when you are here? 

Great Barrier Island activity guide

Great Barrier Island is the perfect ‘get away from it all’ destination. Tips from locals.

Activities – Great Barrier Island

Isolated, pristine and open for adventure. Tramp, swim, surf, sail: enjoy the beauty of nature. Meet the locals at the movies, at the local clubs, community events or in restaurants. There’s always something happening.

Top 10 reasons to visit Great Barrier Island |

1. It’s very, very, very beautiful. …

THE 10 BEST Things to Do on Great Barrier Island

Top attractions on the island.

Great Barrier Island Activities

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.

Great Barrier Island – Things to see and do

The New Zealand tourism site.

12 Must-Do Hikes on Great Barrier Island

Backpack through one of Auckland’s most stunning islands!

7 Amazing Things To Do On Great Barrier Island, Auckland • Localist

Reviews of a few restaurants and attractions.

Great Barrier Island 

A guide for backpackers.

Activities in Great Barrier Island

Lonely Planet guide.

Wiltshire Manor

Heritage museum and self-catering accommodation.

Where to eat and drink on Great Barrier Island?

Great Barrier Island Dine Out Guide

All the places to eat and dine on Great Barrier Island.

Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs

An up-to-date directory.

THE 10 BEST Restaurants in Great Barrier Island

From Tripadvisor.

Great Barrier Island – Eventfinda

Displaying all upcoming Great Barrier Island events.

Great Barrier Island Fun Family Activities, Family Entertainment

Great Barrier Island family activities and family entertainment directory.

Food | Aotea/Great Barrier Island

Where to get food on Great Barrier Island.​

Mulberry Grove General Store

Food, drink, liquor, fuel, groceries, gifts, sundries and more.

How to get there and how to get around?

Great Barrier Island Taxis and Buses – Passenger Transport

A local Great Barrier Island family tourism business.

Transport | Aotea/Great Barrier Island

The Destination Great Barrier Island cooperative.

Getting around Great Barrier Island

Airport and ferry transfers | Car and van hire.

Great Barrier Island | Passenger & Car Ferry – SeaLink

Great Barrier Island Ferry Timetables & Fares.

Medlands Rentals

Car rentals and shuttle service.

Great Barrier Wheels – … it’s how we roll

Car rentals

Barrier Air: Flights to Auckland, Great Barrier Island

Scheduled & charter flights to, from Great Barrier Island, Auckland and North Shore. 

Great Barrier Island Flights – Fly My Sky

Scheduled flights from Auckland and Whangarei.

Where to learn more about Great Barrier Island?

Great Barrier Island Visitor Information Tourism Guide

A comprehensive and up to date Great Barrier Island tourism and visitor guide.

Great Barrier Island visitor information

Essential information for visitors to Great Barrier Island.

Great Barrier Island | Hauraki Gulf & Islands|

The Auckland Tourism site.

Great Barrier Island – a world of its own

The Official local government site.

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