Great Barrier Island

North Island, New Zealand

Haven't heard much about the Great Barrier Islands off the coast of New Zealand's North Island? Well that is OK, it is our job to find unreal places and make them accessible to you. Great Barrier is home to a small set of islands that provide a home for 20+ lb. snapper and the biggest yellowtail we have ever seen (except the Kiwi's call them yellowtail kingfish).

This trip is still under development. The trial run went about as good as anyone could dream of. We are waiting on a new fleet of kayaks to be delivered to New Zealand. Once outfitted, we will begin selling these trips. We are expecting to open up booking in the fall. Check back with our blog Trip News for future details about this trip and when it will become available.

Fish Village Trips

Head directly to our trip page or stick around to learn more about this location.

Mothership Trips

6 Day Kayak Trip

Multi-Day Trips


Guided Trips


Charter Trips


Field Trips with Robert Field

Geographic Information

CountryNew Zealand
RegionNorth Island
Fishing LocationGreat Barrier Island(s)
Body of WaterHauraki Gulf
Water TypeOffshore, Inshore. Islands

Average Temperatures

Spring57-63 F63-71 F
Summer52-54 F58-60 F
Fall53-57 F60-65 F
Winter57-63 F65-72 F

Reminder to US Travelers: Australia and New Zealand seasons are opposite ours. The seasons listed above are based on US seasons.


Fish Species
Yellowtail kingfish
Australasian snapper


Fish Species
Not currently offered


Fish Species
Not currently offered