More things to do
Soak in hot springs:
An hour’s walk along a beautifully maintained boardwalk and trail leads to the secluded Kaitoke Hot Springs, a natural thermal spring surrounded by delicate tree ferns.
Self-drive the art discovery trail:
Car hire is a must to fully explore this large island and its trail of arts and crafts produced by creative islanders.
Hike the canyon:
A short and breathtaking uphill climb leads to spectacular Windy Canyon, with 360-degree views across O¯ kiwi Basin and Whangapoua Beach to the north, and Kaitoke Beach to the east.
Comb deserted beaches:
You’ll never have to battle crowds on Great Barrier’s surf beaches, which are dramatic, wild and generally deserted. Slip into a kayak to explore hidden coves, or just meditate to the sound of the crashing waves. Eat up:
The most popular coffee shop on the island is My Fat Puku, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with its delicious menu featuring fresh, organic produce and excellent coffee.