Beaches
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Beautiful beaches of Aotea Great Barrier Island The beaches on Aotea range from sweeping expanses of pristine surf on the east coast, to sheltered harbours, sandy shires and secluded coves on the west coast. On the 60 minute drive north … Read More

Getting Around
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Getting around Great Barrier Island Aotea Great Barrier Island is deceptively big, nearly 45 kilometres long and 285 square kilometres. The main thing to know is there is no regular public transport on the island. Over the peak Summer months … Read More

Guide to Getting Here
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Here’s some advice on transport options to the island. The island can be reached easily, by air or by sea, and here is a guide to getting to Aotea Great Barrier Island. It’s all part of the adventure! Getting to … Read More

Great History
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Aotea/Great Barrier Island has a rich history. It dates back to the very first settlement of New Zealand by the East Polynesian ancestors of today’s Maori population Ngati Rehua Ngati Wai ki Aotea, who trace their ancestry over many centuries … Read More

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