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Aotea/Great Barrier Island
Airlines and Ferry

Getting to the Barrier


Flights take around 30 minutes and regularly depart from Auckland, the North Shore with less frequent scheduled services from Whitianga and Whangarei. The two airfields on the island are at Claris and Okiwi. For flight schedules, prices and booking information please see below:

Barrier Air Visit Web Site 0800 900 600 +64 9 275 9120

Sunair Visit Web Site 0800 786 247 +64 7 575 7799

Auckland Seaplanes Visit Web Site +64 9 888 1175


Ferry services between Great Barrier and Auckland run six days a week over summer, less frequently over winter. The journey takes between 2 ½ – 4 ½ hours, depending on which ferry you choose. It is possible to bring your car on the ferry, but bookings are essential. For more information and to book please see the information below:

Sealink Visit Web Site 0800 732 546 +64 9 300 5900

Hauraki Express (Water Taxi) Visit Web Site 027 6646 644 [email protected]