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Just a 30-minute flight from Auckland and beautifully unspoiled, Great Barrier Island is a natural haven for wildlife and lovers of nature. The interior is laced with walking paths through magnificent forests, hot springs and historical kauri dams.

Waterfall in the Coromandel Peninsula
The best paths are found in Great Barrier Forest where, after a couple of hours’ tramping, you can reach Hirakimata, the island’s highest point, with views across to the Coromandel and Auckland. On the coast, Great Barrier also has some of the North Island’s finest surf beaches, with crystal-clear diving offshore.

The sheer isolation of the island is an attractive factor and it is the ideal place for a tranquil retreat.

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Map of Great Barrier Island

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    Accommodation choices for Great Barrier Island

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Great Barrier Island. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Earthsong Lodge, Great Barrier Island

      Earthsong Lodge

      Deluxe

      Nestled between the native tree canopy and pristine white beaches, the Earthsong Lodge's luxurious ocean view suites all feature French doors that open onto a private verandah, offering panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf.