Reducing Your Waste
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Start your holiday by planning to leave nothing behind. We encourage visitors to think about the waste they bring to the island, including food packaging, bait packaging and glass waste. If you bring it to the island, consider taking it … Read More

Waste Disposal
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Help us protect this paradise – minimise your waste and where possible, take it back with you. There are some simple ways you can dispose of your rubbish on the island.  Accommodation or Lodges: Your accommodation provider will most likely … Read More

Water
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With no mains water, it’s up to each household to capture and store their own water. This means collecting water from the roof, from bores or from springs in the hills, and storing it in tanks. This is different from … Read More

Waste
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We all produce waste. It’s only when we are confronted with dealing with it that we start to understand the scale of the problem. On Aotea, we think a bit more about waste than the average destination. Aotea is on … Read More

Power
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Humming Generators As you venture across our island, beyond the sound of waves crashing, birds chirping and bees buzzing, you might just hear the distant hum of a generator. Back in the day, households and businesses had to rely on … Read More

Things You Won’t Find On The Barrier
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We’ll be honest – there is a lot of modern conveniences you won’t find on Aotea, which you might find in other destinations. But once you’ve got your head around this, you’ll realise this is a humbling part of your … Read More

Our Top Tips For Your Trip
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Book Early  – Our island gets busy. Please book your flights, ferry, car, shuttle and accommodation in advance. Contact the visitor centre for help 09 4290 033 – info@dgbi.co.nz Buy Local, be sustainable – Our island stores have an abundance … Read More

Information for Boaties
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Port FitzRoy is the largest natural harbour within the Hauraki Gulf and Aotea/Great Barrier Island is a boaties paradise. You can find the 2021 Auckland Marine Services Directory here. Essential information for boaties visiting Great Barrier Island Water – Available … Read More

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