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Great Barrier Island

Aotea (Great Barrier) Island

Puriri Bay
Photo: Simon
2012-12-28 12.58.29; '2012 Dec 28 12:58'
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Puriri Bay

Photo: Simon

Treasure islands(approve sites)

Kaitoke Hot Springs
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Kaitoke Hot Springs

Photo: Simon

Books

  • Greta Barrier Island - human and natural history, Don Armitage, 2011, Canterbury University Press
  • Tales from Great Barrier Island, Helen Jordan Luff, 2003, David Ling Publishing Ltd
  • Images of a Nation - Great Barrier, Dave Hancock and Rob Tucker, 2011, Tucker Media

From the Great Barrier Island History Research Group

  • Captain John Gillies
  • Great Barrier Island Shipwrecks
  • True Tales of Great Barrier Island
Anne on GBI Sealink ferry
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2012-12-27 18.02.00; '2012 Dec 27 18:02'
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Anne on GBI Sealink ferry

Photo: Simon

Anne on GBI Sealink ferry
Photo: Simon
2012-12-27 18.02.00; '2012 Dec 27 18:02'
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Anne on GBI Sealink ferry

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Leaving Auckland - Sky tower
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Leaving Auckland - Sky tower

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New Zealand's sixth largest island, of 285 square kilometres, highest point Hirakimata, 621 metres. The Department of Conservation administers more than 60% of the island(approve sites). There is a permanent population of around 850 people. Located 100km northeast of central Auckland it is about 4½ hours by regular ferry or 30 minutes by air.

Great Barrier Island, so named by Captain James Cook, is part of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park(approve sites).

Department of Conservation(approve sites)

Transport

The island has perhaps a couple of hundred kilometres of roads. Roads are generally single lane and windy. The main roads are largely sealed, all others are metalled. Average speed on roads is 35 to 40km per hour. 4WD is an advantage on some roads. In addition there are many, signposted, private roads.

Arts and Crafts

Hunting and fishing

Accommodation websites

Island links

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