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GBI Shuttle Buses     
"specialising in affordable island transport" 
Ph (09) 4290767is

Bus Transfer Rates
Rates to October 2017

*Flag-fall of $10 applies for sole occupancy

Airport & Ferry Transfers
There are no "taxis" on Great Barrier but shuttle buses are available to take you to your accommodation when you arrive - you will need to arrange this before you arrive. 

Getting Around
There is no public transport on the island and no scheduled bus timetables for GBI Shuttle Buses. Arrangements can however be made to take you to beaches, DoC walking tracks, Hot Springs track etc. Our expert drivers all live locally on the island and are happy to answer any questions you may have. They have upto date information on events taking place on the island and can provide you with maps showing all the places of interest and recommend some of the best walks. See transfer rates below.

Island Tours
Multiple transfers can be expensive so you might prefer to take a guided tour of the island. Our local guides can show you the island in either a full or half day tour. Places of interest include the Hot Springs, Windy Canyon, Port Fitzroy Harbour, art gallery, museum, and more. See tour rates list below.

Private Charters
We can arrange travel for schools, fishing parties, conferences and weddings or groups of up to 100 people. 

Bookings  ~ Advance bookings are essential from 18th Dec - 10th Feb and all holiday weekends.     Request email quotation >        
GBI Shuttle Buses - Located on main road outside Claris Airport.



  Tryphena* $  10 pp Tryphena * $  25 pp
  Medlands* $  20 pp Tryphena Wharf* $  30 pp
  Claris Airport* $  25 pp Medlands* $  20 pp
  Crossroads * $  30 pp Crossroads* $  10 pp
  Whangaparapara* $  40 pp Whangaparapara* $  25 pp
  Awana* $  40 pp Awana* $  25 pp
  Harataonga $  40 pp* min 2 pax Harataonga $  35 pp* min 2 pax
  Okiwi  $  35 pp* min 3 pax Okiwi $  30 pp* min 3 pax
  Port Fitzroy $  35 pp* min 4 pax Port Fitzroy $  30 pp* min 4 pax
  Discounts are available for family and group bookings 
  Request email quotation >        Island map >


Island Tours 
Rates to October 2016

Half & Full day tours

Explore Great Barrier in the luxury of 
an air conditioned 4x4.

Phone 09 4290767







- Tryphena, Medlands, Claris, Awana, Okiwi & Port Fitzroy
- the interesting and varied history surrounding the island
- the endangered plant and animals species present on the island the conservation   
   efforts being made to protect their environment
- how locals survive on an isolated island in the absence of reticulated power and water.
- your camera, there are a number of great photo stops on the way. Magnificent bird life 
   is often sighted and we have been fortunate to see Orcas and dolphins from the shore 
   on some tours.
- let us know which places of interest you would like to visit and we can design the tour
  to suit you.  The length of the tour is normally flexible so you can extend if need be.
- minimum tour is 4 hours, $320 for 2 people, $30 per extra person, $50 per extra hour, 
   max 6 people in group
- please contact us for a quotation, Request Quote >


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 22, 2016