Great Barrier Island is a popular destination for walkers, hikers and mountain bikers.

There are more than 100 kilometres of well-maintained tracks and the canyons, valleys, native forest, mountains and coastline make forspectacular sigthseeing – even in the rain.

A number of bush walking, island traversing and mountain biking events are held on the Barrier each year.

Guided tours are available or simply explore the many walking tracks at your leisure.

The Barrier walking tracks require a reasonable level of fitness and caution is required on some tracks with steep drop-offs.

Mountain Biking is only permitted on public roads and on the Forestry Road from Whangaparapara to Port FitzRoy. See the Map

When visiting the Barrier, Glenfern Sanctuary is a must see. It offers a rare opportunity to experience native wildlife on Great Barrier Island and is part of 230ha on Kotuku Peninsula between Port FitzRoy and Port Abercrombie. A guided walk is available.

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