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After a catered lunch, the second part of the trek takes you on to the remains of the whaling station at Whangaparapara. Locals Tony and Carol Litherland live aboard a homebuilt houseboat, moored off the site of the whaling station. Tony is a wealth of information on local history. Over a cup of tea on board, hear some of their intriguing tales on life and history in the area.
Location Te wāhi
364 Shoal Bay Road, Great Barrier IslandPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Fly or sail to Great Barrier Island. Barrier Air offers flights from Auckland airport or a quick 30-minute ride on a small plane from the North Shore. For a scenic voyage, hop on the 4.5-hour Sealink ferry or take a private water taxi to paradise.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Bring a day pack, raincoat, water bottle, camera. And comfy walking shoes!