Great Barrier Island/Aotea

Internationally recognised as a Dark Sky Sanctuary. Explore Auckland on the tranquil Great Barrier Island [Aotea], one of the most tranquil and unspoilt places you’ll ever experience, with golden beaches, clear waters and vast native forests. This large island boasts the only multi-day walk in the Auckland region, taking you through magnificent scenery to secluded hot springs, swimming holes and waterfalls. Those with a love of the sea will find pristine surf beaches, dive spots and fishing opportunities, as well as beautiful bays and coves to explore by kayak.