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Port Fitzroy / Okiwi

Driving Distances:
Tryphena to Port Fitzroy       40km - sealed (70 mins)
Tryphena to Medlands          10km - sealed (10 mins)
Tryphena to Claris                15km - sealed (20 mins)
Claris to Whangaparapara    8km - mainly unsealed (15 mins)
Claris to Port Fitzroy            25km - sealed (50 mins)


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White sandy beach (Okiwi), sheltered harbour (Port Fitzroy).
Swimming, surfing (Okiwi), fishing, kayaking, tramping, historic sites, Glenfern sanctuary.
Okiwi – airfield, Port Fitzroy – shop, bottle store, wharf (petrol, diesel, water), boat ramp, DoC office, burger bar, boat club.

Harataonga

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White sandy surf beach.
Surfing, tramping, swimming, fishing

Awana

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White sandy surf beach.
Surfing, tramping, swimming, fishing.

Whangaparapara

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Mainly rocky with tidal mudflats, sheltered harbour.
Swimming, tramping, hot springs, historic sites, kayaking, fishing.
Wharf (petrol, diesel and water), shop (at the lodge), boat ramp, charter boats, kayak hire.

Okupu

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Sandy swimming beach
Swimming, fishing, tramping.
Boat ramp.

Claris / Kaitoke

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White sandy surf beach.
Swimming, surfing, beach walking, tramping, fishing, golf, tennis, hot springs, mountain biking.
Airport, Thai restaurant and gift shop, art gallery, Auckland City Council Offices, bike hire, bottle store, chemist, café, car hire, car repairs, dentist, dive fills and hire gear, internet access, petrol, diesel, lpg, information centre & gift shop, Laundromat, medical centre, museum, post/gift shop, police station, sports and social club (bar meals, tennis, pool, cricket).


Medlands

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White sandy surf beach.
Swimming, snorkelling, surfing, beach walking, tramping, fishing.
Church, boat launching area (4x4 access only).

Tryphena

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Sandy and rocky with tidal flats.
Safe swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing, charter boats, skate board ramp,
Wharf (no fuel or water), shops, post shop, gift shop, charter boats, dive fills, library, restaurants and cafes, Laundromat,  petrol, diesel, lpg, boat ramps, bottle shops, pottery shop, building and hardware supplies, kayak hire, Westforce Credit Union.

Transfers to your accommodation and rental cars should be arranged before you depart Auckland 
Transfers>         Rental Cars>
Tryphena Wharf - this is the main ferry terminal and is approx 4kms south of the nearest settlement (Mulberry Grove).  Apart from a payphone, there are no facilities at the wharf. 
 
Great Barrier Island Information Office
Claris
(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