Auckland region

Great Barrier Island coastal view.  Photo: Annie Wheeler.

Great Barrier Island coastal view

Map showing Auckland region.

Great Barrier Island is free of some pests - help keep it this way.

Before you visit, check for stowaways that may be harmful to wildlife on this island. View the biosecurity brochure on the Treasure islands website.

Great Barrier is the largest island off the North Island coast. More than 60% of the island is public land administered by the Department of Conservation. There are a range of short walking tracks and longer routes, several campsites, a hut, mountain bike routes, and many natural and historic features to explore.

About 850 people live on the island, and there are a number of small settlements with shops and accommodation.

View the Great Barrier Island Aotea brochure (PDF, 2,866K).

Alert/Important notice

 Kauri dieback has been found on Great Barrier Island.

Please visit the kauri dieback website to find out how you can help stop its spread.

Location

Great Barrier Island lies 100 km northeast of downtown Auckland on the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf.
 
 

Find out more

Weather

Maps

Learn more

Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Walking track categories

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Auckland places

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 9 379 6476
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Downtown
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
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