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Breathtaking location

Orama Oasis is nestled in a valley of regenerating bush and mature trees, beside the sparkling waters of Karaka Bay on Great Barrier Island.

Great Barrier Island is a remote, tranquil paradise 90km north-east of Auckland in New Zealand. It is the North Island's largest off-shore island – 35km long and 15km at its widest point. Great Barrier’s unique landscape of rugged, mountainous, bush-covered hills and cliffs, white sandy surf beaches and deepwater coves, are ideal for boating, diving, fishing and tramping. There are endless ways to explore this natural paradise.

Great Barrier used to be considered the realm of the radical pioneer or fringe dweller because of its perceived isolation. Not so any longer. Although Great Barrier is somewhat removed from the mainstream, the advent of faster travel and other technology means that we now have reliable power, internet and much of the other modern conveniences people take for granted.


Getting here is half the fun

Whether you choose to fly or travel by boat, getting to Orama can be an adventure in itself!

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Where we are

Orama is located at the eastern end of Port Abercrombie, nestled within Karaka Bay on the Western side of the Island. We offer the considerable advantages of a 250 hectare property and a large portion of our property falls within the Kotuku Peninsula Bird Sanctuary– a nature reserve maintained by a large predator proof fence and a predator control programme.

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Getting to Great Barrier

Sealink Vehicle & Passenger Ferry -
Book your island getaway with Sealink and when you check-in you will be given a special Touring Pack containing local information, maps and itinerary suggestions to help you plan your time.
For bookings and further information phone 0800 732 546 or email:

Great Barrier Airlines -
6-10 seater planes, with a regular daily schedule of up to 3 flights. Flight time is generally 30 minutes from Auckland International Airport, Domestic Terminal or Dairy Flat Airfield.
For reservations phone: 0800 900 600 or email:     

Fly My Sky -
Experience a scenic 30 minute flight over the waters and islands of the Hauraki Gulf to get to the outer most island of Great Barrier. Fly My Sky offer air services several times daily between Auckland International Airport and Great Barrier Island.

For reservations, phone 0800 222 123 or email:


Getting to Orama

The Barrier can be accessed by a small plane flight from Auckland city or North Shore airfield in under 30 minutes. The Sealink freight and passenger ferry makes the crossing Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday each week (weather permitting), in four and a half hours. Once on the island, there are hire cars and a shuttle service to any destination accessible by road (many properties only have water access).

The drive from the ferry wharf at Tryphena to Orama takes just over one hour, or from Port Fitzroy wharf around 15 mins.  From the main airport the drive is 45 minutes and from the secondary airfield it is a mere 15 minutes. The roads are windy and narrow but thankfully now almost all sealed. Orama roads are best travelled at the sensible speed of under 40km an hour.

GBI Rent A Car -
A selection including more than 60 vehicles, including budget, sports, convertibles and 4x4s.
For further information, phone 09 429 0062 or email: 

Aotea Rentals -
Situated in Tryphena with cars also available at the Port Fitzroy Information Centre, the company offers hire cars and a taxi service. During the summer holidays a regular bus service connects with the ferries and planes.
For further information, phone: 0800 4 AOTEA or email: 

Buses & Shuttles

  • Mike Newman Taxi Services - phone 021 876 296 or 09 4290 052 – (based at Port Fitzroy)

  • GBI Shuttle & Transfer Service - phone 09 4290 062

  • AA Tryphena Shuttles - phone 027 282 2733

Breakaway Secure Parking
Park your car in a secure area from $6 per day, includes transfers to and from the airport.
To book a space phone 0800 776 699 or visit




Orama Oasis is a dynamic Christian community based on Great Barrier Island with a vibrant history of restoring and equipping people for life’s journey. Every year more than 2500 visitors come to enjoy a holiday adventure, a spiritual retreat or a training school at Orama ... Read more