A unique island holiday destination just 90km north east of Auckland city.
Visit www.thebarrier.co.nz for visitor information about Great Barrier Island. This website has all the holiday accommodation from luxury lodges to backpackers. Activities include kayaking, diving, fishing, surfing, golf, harbour tours and there's a network of walking tracks through amazing unspoilt native bush where you see and hear some of NZ's endangered native birds like the kaka and the kereru. The forest is also habitat for endangered chevron skinks and black petrels. There's things happening all year round and this website has an up-to-date Events Guide as well as a guide to all the places where you can dine out. There's a great photo gallery, lots of topical magazine articles about the island and the people who live there and about the history.