Walking on Aotea Great Barrier Island
Aotea/Great Barrier Island is a hikers paradise. Our walks are mostly on public land owned by the people of Aotearoa/New Zealand and managed by either the Department of Conservation (Aotea Conservation Park) or the Auckland Council.
The Aotea Conservation Park covers more than 12,000 hectares and has multiple walking tracks for novice and experienced walkers. Aotea/Great Barrier Island has the only multi-day wilderness walk in the Auckland region, with two DOC huts and numerous campsites. It’s the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families.
Enjoy the abundance of walks available on the island, but please keep to the tracks to avoid damaging rare native plants and disturbing native wildlife.
You can also stop kauri dieback and protect kauri. Kauri dieback disease is spread through the soil.
- Scrub soil off your shoes and gear and check its all removed before you go.
- Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave tracks
- Always stay on the track
For more information visit: How you can help save kauri
For more walking track information and details on track closures, you can visit out the Department of Conservation on Great Barrier Island website.
It’s worth checking out Yolo Solo travel blog who offers an ‘Ultimate guide to walks, hiking and huts on Great Barrier Island’.