Department of Conservation – Aotea Great Barrier

Aotea Great Barrier - a beautiful wilderness experience on a beautiful Island!

Aotea Conservation Park has the only multi-day wilderness walk in the Auckland region, boasting two DOC huts and 6 campsites – Medlands, Harataonga, Awana, Whangapoua, Akapoua and The Green.  It’s the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families. Discover beautiful beaches, a wide variety of native birds and animals as well as the famous Kaitoke Hot Springs.

Take an easy 30 minute scenic flight, or a daily ferry to this island, rich with Maori heritage and numerous archaeological sites.

There are useful maps available at the Great Barrier Island Visitor Centre at Claris.

To book huts or campgrounds please go to the bookings page at or call the Auckland Visitor Centre 09 3796476