The best thing to do is fly. Great Barrier Island is only a 30 minute, scenic flight from Auckland Domestic Airport in Mangere to Claris Airport on Great Barrier Island. You can also go via North Shore Airport if that’s easier.
Our helpful reservations team can book return flights for you with Barrier Air that are well-timed with the trip. Just select this option in the online booking form. Flights are additional and are quoted on the correct rate at the time of booking. Our complimentary flight booking service is free for our guests. You’re are very welcome to book your own flights if you wish.
We normally book everyone on a mid-morning service from Auckland Domestic which lands at Claris Airport where your Walking Legends guide will meet you. On the final day of the trip we leave the island in the late afternoon or early evening.
There is alsoa SeaLink ferry service that leaves from downtown Auckland and arrives at Tryphena. The journey takes 4 hours and in times of inclement weather the sailing may be cancelled. We recommend that you travel by air instead. If you would like to go by ferry, please ensure your travel insurance provider covers cancelled ferry sailings.