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Great Barrier Island, a haven for outdoor activities set amongst untouched natural beauty.  It is highly recommended that you experience one of the walks, hikes or mountain bike trails on ‘The Barrier’ even if it’s just the 15-minute walk to the lookout at Windy Canyon.  The track climbs numerous steps through the sheer rock faces of Windy Canyon.  There are splendid views of Okiwi Basin and Whangapoua Beach Estuary to the North, and Kaitoke and Medlands beaches to the East. 

Here is a Department of Conservation map of Great Barrier Island that shows some of the popular hiking and mountain biking tracks. The island boasts over 100kms of DoC tracks with absolutely amazing views and for the more adventurous, a multi–day tramping experience is possible with the addition of the new Mt Heale Hut.

For more information on popular tracks on Great Barrier Island - Visit Website

If you are planning on doing any walking, hiking or mountain biking, please check out the Kauri Dieback website

Kauri dieback is a deadly disease that can kill trees of all ages and is spread by the movement of soil and plant material. Find out what you can do to help protect our native kauri forests.