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There are plenty of good surfcasting spots on Great Barrier Island, but if you’re after the real whoppers your best bet is to go big game fishing on the east coast of the island. If you don’t have your own boat and are not familiar with the terrain, you can head out on a fishing charter with one of the local experts, they’ll be sure to show you all the best spots.

For group bookings, contact us and we will arrange a half day or full day fishing charter for you.


Great Barrier Island has long been a popular diving location, because of the abundance of sea-life surrounding the island, and also the shipwrecks that can be explored. These include the popular dive sites SS Wairarapa  and TSS Wiltshire

You can hire diving gear and get tank refills from:

Great Barrier Lodge (dive refills)
(09) 429 0488

Hooked on Barrier

89 Hector-Sanderson Road, Claris
Chris Ollivier – (09) 429 0740 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Mobile Dive Centre (dive fills and hire tanks)
Tryphena Wharf
(09) 429 0474

There is also a Dive Centre at Port Fitzroy.

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