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Population <  1000 
Extensive network of walkways and tracks.
Heavily forested.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Great Barrier Island, just 90km north east of Auckland in New Zealand, is a world away from the hustle and bustle of a city. There is a variety of accommodation available; beachfront, seaside, secluded cottages, luxury lodges, and backpackers. Activities include a network of walking tracks and Mountain Bike trails offering varied opportunities to experience the island's mature and regenerating native bush. Kayaking, diving, fishing, golf, harbour tours, surfing are just some of the activities available. For more detailed information about the island go to www.thebarrier.co.nz

Kay [ GBI ] 25-Apr-2009

Port Abercrombie

Good fishing and diving.
 Maptech Chart
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Apr-2009

Nagle Cove (Anchorage)

Once a shipyard utilising the extensive Kauri forest, which graced the surrounding slopes. The 409 tonne Stirlingshire was built here in 1849, being the largest sailing shop launched in NZ at a cost of £5,000. In 1850, this 3 masted barque made a record breaking voyage from Launceston to Sydney, a distance of 550 miles in 67 hours. Nagle Cove is now privately owned farm with no traces of either the forest of shipyard.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Apr-2009

Anchorage (Anchorage)

Port Fitzroy Harbour

Facilities at Port FitzRoy include the General Store for fresh bread and vegetables as well as gas fills; Information Centre for maps,brochures, local products; flight bookings and local knowledge of the walking tracks and activities;  Nurses Cottage; North Barrier Library which has a book sale each year over the summer months; Dive Station for fills and hire; Hamburger Bar and petrol, diesel and water are available at the wharf.  Visit www.thebarrier.co.nz for general information about Events, Dining Out as well as accommodation, activities and local transport options.
Kay [ GBI ] 25-Apr-2009

Overlook Cove (Anchorage)

Bradshaw Cove (Anchorage)