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Great Barrier Island lies in the outer Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand, 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-east of central Auckland. With an area of 285 square kilometres (110 sq mi) it is the sixth-largest island of New Zealand and fourth-largest in the main chain. Its highest point, Mount Hobson, is 627 metres (2,057 ft) above sea level. The local authority is the Auckland Council. The island was initially exploited for its minerals and kauri trees and saw only limited agriculture. In 2013, it was inhabited by 939 people, mostly living from farming and tourism. The majority of the island (around 60% of the total area) is administered as a nature reserve by the Department of Conservation. In 2009 the island atmosphere was described as being "life in New Zealand many decades back".

Places to Visit near Great Barrier Island


Tiritiri Matangi Island Reserve

See a variety of native birds on the walks on this pest-free island, as well as views of the surrounding islands.

Tiritiri Matangi means "looking to the wind" or "wind tossing about". The island is officially called Tiritiri Matangi Scientific Reserve, and is one of the most successful conservation projects in the world.

Unwanted predators have been eradicated, and the once-pastoral island has been replanted with native trees. Rare native birds as well as tuatara have been returned to its now-safe and restored habitats.

You can visit this open sanctuary, and see some of New Zealand's most endangered birds in the wild including takahē, kōkako, saddleback/tīeke and hihi/stitchbird.

This world renowned island sanctuary attracts more than 20,000 visitors annually.

The island is managed by DOC in partnership with Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi – a voluntary community group and major contributor to the success of Tiritiri Matangi as an open sanctuary.

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland.

There's lots to see and do all year round at Auckland Zoo, including events, keeper talks, behind-the-scenes experiences and more!

Auckland Zoo is a not-for-profit organisation that is part of Regional Facilities Auckland (an Auckland Council-controlled organisation) and a global network of zoos, who are focused on conserving the world's wildlife and wild places.

Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Set on the waterfront of Auckland City on Okahu Bay, just moments from the famous Mission Bay beach, Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium is one of Auckland's top attractions! Kelly Tarlton's showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels. Our fantastic Animal Adventures offer unique and thrilling 'up close' underwater encounters with huge sharks, including the all new Shark Cage experience. You can also head out onto the ice to get up close to our amazing penguins with Penguin Passport!

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Auckland War Memorial Museum is New Zealand's first Museum. The Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand's top three heritage libraries. It has pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections.

Campgrounds and Parks near Great Barrier Island


Tawharanui Regional Park

one of north Auckland's best-kept secrets

Beach walk, bush walks, farm walks, fantastic birdlife, marine reserve, bike tracks,good swimming and surfing.

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Piha Domain Motor Camp

Family camping at its best.

Piha Domain Campground is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

At Piha Camp Ground we take great pleasure in knowing that our guests come here to enjoy our safe family environment.

Piha Campground is nestled at the foot of the Waitakere Ranges fifty minutes drive from Auckland Central City. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.

We hope to see you soon!

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