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Great Barrier Island, North Island, New Zealand, Tourist Information

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Great Barrier Island - Port FitzRoy
Great Barrier Island is 90km north east of Auckland, New Zealand, a world away from the hustle and bustle of a city. Beachfront, seaside accommodation, secluded cottages, luxury lodges, backpackers all enable visitors to enjoy Great Barrier Island's peace and tranquillity.
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Although technically part of Auckland City, it shares with some other islands a certain relaxation in some of the rules governing daily activities.
It has a permanent population of around 900, primarily in coastal settlements such as Tryphena, Okupu, and Whangaparapara and at Claris and Kaitoke.

There are airfields at Claris (Kaitoke) and Okiwi and natural harbours at Port FitzRoy, Tryphena, Whangaparapara, and Okupu. During the summer there are regular passenger ferries to Tryphena and a regular freight barge service all year to Tryphena and once a week to Port FitzRoy. Aircraft reach Claris' grass airfield in about 30 mins from Auckland airport and Northshore airport while the fast ferries take about three hours from Auckland. The barge service takes approximately 8 hours from downtown Auckland to Tryphena, and returns to Auckland from Port FitzRoy.