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Getting to Orama is half the fun

Whether you choose to fly or travel by boat, getting to Orama can be an adventure in itself! Great Barrier can be accessed by a small plane flight from Auckland city or North Shore airfield in under 30 minutes; or if you'd prefer to travel by sea you can catch the Sealink car ferry.

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.

Barrier Map
Getting to Great Barrier

Sealink Vehicle & Passenger Ferry -
The Sealink freight and passenger ferry makes the crossing Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday each week (weather permitting). The journey normally takes about 4.5 hours.

For bookings and further information phone 0800 732 546 or email:

Great Barrier Airlines -
6-12 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

Once on the island, there are hire cars and a shuttle service to any destination accessible by road (many properties only have water access).

If you travel by ferry the drive from the ferry wharf at Tryphena to Orama takes just over one hour, or from Port Fitzroy wharf around 15 mins. 

If you fly the drive from the main airport at Claris is about 45 minutes and from the secondary airfield at Okiwi is only15 minutes.

The roads on Great Barrier are typically windy and narrow but thankfully mostly sealed. The roads from both ports and the airfields to the turn-off to Orama are all sealed. 

Orama sits at the end of Karaka Bay Road, a 3km stretch of windy metaled road. This road can be slippery when wet so care is required.

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




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

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