Cruise with the passenger and vehicle ferry and leave big-city stress behind and get ‘off the grid’.
Set in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier (Aotea) offers the ideal getaway from big-city stress. It's rugged landscape with breathtaking scenery has more than 100km of walking tracks.
Stunning beaches, surfing, diving, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Or stay on land, go mountain biking, hiking, ride on a trike or visit artists at their studios - all this is on the menu at 'The Barrier’. We recommend you plan and organise your trip before you arrive
The island is ‘off the grid’, powered by generators, solar or wind power, not mains power. Local's cook with gas and mobile coverage is limited. So expect no street lights, or regular public transport. Take your torch, your sense of adventure, a good book and turn off your mobile devices.
Get ready to enjoy a break from your everyday life, hit the beach, relax, watch the sunset and have your adventure!
"I love the barrier and taking the car over on the ferry is a magical ride out. So much to see and other passengers to chat to. Staff are friendly. The anticipation builds to what is always a great holiday" B. Lyon