Auckland: Great Barrier Island Full Day Tour
- 11.5 Hours
- 11.5 Hours
- On request
A thirty minute scenic flight by light plane over the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf brings you to majestic Great Barrier Island. After breakfast at a local cafe take an easy half hour walk on gravelled tracks and boardwalks past giant Nikau palms and rare native flora and fauna over unique wetlands to the Kaitoke natural thermal springs.
The adventure continues as you drive past native bush and rugged peaks to a scenic location where you have a relaxed kiwi style picnic lunch. You then visit a sweeping, often deserted stretch of pristine white sand. There is time for a swim or a meander along the beach. Here the world's largest population of Brown Teal can be found, a friendly little duck on the verge of extinction. At a nearby stream, monster eels come when called and can be fed - if you dare!
This unforgettable day is rounded off with a climb to the top of Windy Canyon, a spectacular walk around rocky outcrops and past sheer cliffs coated with rata vines. The views are breathtaking. This is a day that can truly be described as a "once in a lifetime" experience. The flight back returns you to Auckland Airport.
Duration: 11.5 Hours
Departs: 6:45 a.m. - Returns: 6:15 p.m.