Welcome to Aotea / Great Barrier Island!
Our island is now open to visitors who follow the safety guidelines outlined on covid19.govt.nz for level 2 from Thursday 14 May 2020. Please follow these specific guidelines: Travel at Alert Level 2. DOC huts and campgrounds are now open – you can find DOC guidelines here.

GREAT SKIES

Our skies are spectacular, we are the only island in the world to receive Dark Sky Sanctuary status

LEARN ABOUT THE SANCTUARY

GREAT BEACHES

Our beaches range from sweeping expanses of pristine surf on the east coast to sheltered harbours, sandy shores and secluded coves on the west coast.

DISCOVER OUR BEACHES

GREAT WALKS

Our networks of hiking and walking tracks offer spectacular landscapes and breathtaking views.

FIND YOUR TRAIL