Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

Why Great Barrier Island?

The real question is why not? Why not come on an adventure of a lifetime to a magical place surrounded by untouched nature. The Great Barrier Islands are home to the best yellowtail kingfish and trophy snapper fishing in all of New Zealand. Weather permitting anglers will get a chance to fish the famous Mokes for huge yellowtail kingfish and giant snapper amongst some incredibly rugged and beautiful desolate island landscape.

Trip Options

Trip Types
9 Day Kayak Mothership Trips

Map

Pacific Ocean > New Zealand > North Island

Food & Culture

Food

New Zealand has developed a distinct Pacific Rim cuisine. Expect to indulge in plenty of seafood, award winning cheeses and of course their famous lamb. You should also expect a laidback, friendly atmosphere wherever you eat; Kiwis love to keep things casual.

Excerpt from the New Zealand Tourism Board website.

Language

English is the primary language spoken in New Zealand.

Culture

With a patchwork history of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian influences, New Zealand’s population of five million people is a melting-pot of cultures. 

Māori culture is an integral part of life in New Zealand, influencing everything from cuisine to customs, and language. Māori are the indigenous people, of New Zealand.

Excerpts from the New Zealand Tourism Board website.

Tourism Related Links

Great Barrier Island News

11.02.20 GBI New Zealand 2021 season dates (On Hold)

We were so freaking excited about these trips when we launched them back in March. Unfortunately our new trip campaign coincided with the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe. This caused us to cancel our Dec 2020 trips with hopes of sparking up new dates in the spring of 2021. COVID continues […]

09.30.20 2021 season schedule is upon us

It is that time of year where we are working feverishly to put together the following years schedule. This means a lot of phone calls, meetings, Excel spreadsheets, website updates and much more. We gladly do all of this to make the booking season easy for all of you. Here are just some of the […]

03.18.20 Behind the Trip… New Zealand Mothership

Eight (8) days on a boat with nine (9) other kayak anglers in one of the most untouched remote fishing grounds on this planet. Previously my longest mothership trip was a short three (3) day trip to the San Clemente Islands, which are about 70 miles offshore from San Diego. So I embarked on this […]