Fodor's Expert Review Great Barrier Island

Hauraki Gulf Islands Island

Also known as Aotea, Great Barrier Island is the largest in the gulf with a population of around 1,100, and is mostly agricultural. It's popular with surfers—particularly Awana Beach—and the population swells in summer as the boating crowd moves in, mooring in its many sheltered bays. Access is by ferry, air, or yacht.

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Auckland, Auckland  0961, New Zealand


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