Great Barrier

The sixth largest island lying about 100 km north-east of Auckland. It is "an island apart". You can get there by ferry or by air (about 30 minutes). Food and accommodation is expensive (by mainland standards), but there are excellent beaches and bush walks, and Mt Hobson (at 621 metres). There are about 850 permanent residents on the island but numbers will swell in summer so book ahead if planning a visit.

Most of the islands roads are now sealed, though 35 km/hr is the recommended speed limit over the hills.

DoC map of the island



Track type/distance summary


Single track


Double track




Total distance


Total number of tracks for Great Barrier: 4

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