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Karaka Bay, Port Fitzroy

Situated overlooking Medlands Beach.  
A variety of accommodation to choose from including dorms, twin/double rooms and chalets.

Tariff Dorms from $35, Single $45.

Centrally located with DoC walking tracks, hot springs, Golf Club, and Angsana Thai restaurant are within walking distance and only a 20 minute walk to Claris. Internet access available.
Short walk to Claris Sports & Social club for table tennis, pool, tennis and rugby, open for evening meals.

Various accommodation types for over 100 people including cottages, units, dorms and camping.  Waterfront location at Karaka Bay.
Rental car recommended.

Tariff Dorms from $18pp, Cabins from $25, Camping from $10pp.

To arrange transport to your accommodation contact GBI Shuttle Buses  
 Ph 09 4290062 
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is from around 23rd December to 11th January and most holiday weekends. It is recommended that you book your accommodation before the end of September unless you are camping. 
is generally from end of October (Labour weekend) to Easter.
normally starts after Easter and runs to end of October (not including Labour Weekend).
if you are unable to find accommodation during peak times, please contact the visitor centre - details below. We can take your details and contact you if suitable accommodation becomes available.
contact the operators direct for bookings and enquiries.

contact the visitor centre on the island (located on the main road outside Claris Airport)

Ph 09 4290767 

Great Barrier Island Information Office
(turn left when leaving the carpark)
Ph:       (09) 4290767
Email: info@greatbarrierisland.co.nz

Open  8am - 6pm (Mon - Sat)
           9am - 6pm (Sun)

PLEASE NOTE:   There are NO ATMS and NO BANKS on the island.  There is NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT on the island
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Last modified: October 10, 2016