Great Barrier Island is a remote paradise where most folks go to get away from things. Great Barrier Lodge is powered by the sun and has a back-up generator in case of emergencies. Hairdryers and hair straighteners are best left at home as these are not kind to sustainable power systems and can sometimes cause outages.
Wi-Fi is available on the island. Claris Airport has a great wi-fi connection. Great Barrier Lodge has wi-fi access during the day – this is turned off overnight to conserve battery capacity. There is intermittent service while we are out on the trails, but we can’t guarantee a sustained, strong connection. If you require access to important digital documents while on the island, we recommend you download these to your device before you leave home. A portable battery bank for your mobile phone is also an excellent idea!