Great Barrier Island Sports & Social Club

Visitors are welcome!

Great Barrier Island Sports & Social Club Inc. is located along Whangaparapara Road en route to the beautiful Whangaparapara Harbour. It’s a privately owned Club and sits on 10 acres. We have full bar facilities and a restaurant for all your culinary delights. Visitors are most welcome and we are a safe haven for families.

We are the only Sports Club on the island and can turn our hand to rugby, touch, league, soccer, cricket or whatever. A tennis court is also available as is a playground for the kids.

The Sports Club has a true community feel to it and hosts Market Days on the Saturday of every long weekend as well as the island’s Annual Santa Parade and Guy Fawkes Celebration. Fishing Comps are held twice a year – one in January and one in the July school holidays.

The Club offers an opportunity to mix and mingle with locals and even take part in some local sport. We open from 4pm in the afternoon on a Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Wednesday afternoon thru to the early evening, touch rugby is played so if you’re keen and around do join in.

If you’re not into sport then feel free to grab some refreshments and just enjoy the view. The Club has one of the best views of the island mountain range there is to offer.

GBI Sports Club (aka Claris Club), Whangaparapara Road, Claris.

Licensed Bar opens on a Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 4pm till late

Dine in with “Taste Aotea” from 5:30pm , takeaways available.

We accept cash or eftpos

For further information contact us on (09) 4290 260 or email:


  • Great sports grounds
  • Family friendly atmosphere
Listed in: family food recreation