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Great Barrier Island is a diverse and tropical island known for its hikes, trails and forests.

Name Dive Site:Great Barrier Island
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Great Barrier Island or Motu Aotea, meaning island of the white clouds, often shortened the Barrier, is the fourth largest island of New Zealand. It is a beautiful gem and world renowned paradise for tourists around the globe. The main settlements are Tryphena, Claris, Whangaparapara and Port Fitzroy in total less than one thousand permanent inhabitants. There are several excellent hikes and walking trails to its highest point Mount Hobson or Hirakimata. The hills are great for mountain biking, enjoying a nice bath in the Kaitoke Hot Springs or visiting some of the original Kauri dams. Water activities such as kayaking and scuba diving are extremely rewarding as well. Its shores are often filled with crayfish and shellfish, but with hard and soft corals underwater, you will also see many tropical colorful fish. Its landscape below the surface resembles the beauty of volcanic canyons, lush sea forest and steep pinnacles.

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- Great Barrier Island Directory, Aotea Road, Port FitzRoy, Great Barr...

Great Barrier Island Directory

Great Barrier Island Directory
 Aotea Road
Port FitzRoy, Great Barrier Is...

Great Barrier Island Directory is the only comprehensive Visitor Information Guide to Great Barrier Island which includes all Accommodation, Activities and Travel options.

- Great Barrier Island Tourism, PO Box 29 Claris, Great Barrier Island...

Great Barrier Island Tourism

Great Barrier Island Tourism
09 429 0222
 PO Box 29 Claris, Great Barrie...

Great Barrier Island is one of New Zealands best diving and fishing locations. We can supply you with a tailor made package that will allow you to discover the very best of the what makes Great Barrier Island so special.

For fantastic deals on airfares, accommodation, car rental and activities... Book online or give our staff a call for information and assistance with planning your island adventure.

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- RnR charters Ltd, 70 Silver Hill road RD5 Wellsford, Mangawhai

RnR charters Ltd

RnR Charters Ltd
09 423 7642
 70 Silver Hill road RD5 Wellsf...

- Gamesail Ltd, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Gamesail Ltd

Gamesail New Zealand
64 9 4290 927
 Viaduct Harbour

Aboard Gamesail's luxury charter yacht Te Okupu you can explore New Zealand's most beautiful places. From our home in Auckland Harbour we can take you on an adventure to places like the Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier Island, Poor Knights Islands, Bay of Islands, the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty. Fully crewed, catered and all-inclusive. Barefoot luxury.

GAMESAIL caters for the novice to experienced diver.

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