Accommodation options on Great Barrier Island

Aotea Great Barrier Island has an abundance of self-sufficient, sustainable eco accommodation options across the island, all producing their own power and collecting their own water, helping you to minimise your carbon footprint.

TIP: Over the peak Summer months accommodation options are limited due to high demand. Bookings are essential and it is advisable to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Options range from backpackers and campgrounds, to cute cabins nestled in the bush, up to award winning, beachfront, architectural masterpieces. We encourage people to check several things you might not think to normally.

1. Booking suitable transport for your accommodation

Check if it is 2WD or 4WD access, if you’ve booked a car or transport it pays to check you’ll be able to get to the property you are staying at- or at least close!

2. Save the details of your accommodation

If you book on Airbnb or another online travel agent, download or screenshot all the details before you arrive. There is limited reception for some networks so you may not be able to access this information easily when you arrive. If you’ve got this to hand when you arrive, you’ll be able to relax as soon as you touch down.

3. Remember – All accommodation on Great Barrier Island is Offgrid

Remember we are also off grid, which means you’ll need to leave some electrical appliances at home you might normally take on holiday. If in doubt, check with the accommodation owner.

For Great Barrier Island accommodation advice and bookings, please send an email enquiry.

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