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Great Barrier Island

Named Aotea, or ‘White Cloud’, by the Maori, this dreamy island floats along at the edge of Auckland Bay.

Its natural beauty is the immediate draw. Hiking tracks weave through isolated sandy beaches, volcanic rock spires, and natural hot springs. The development is minimal; only 1,000 people live self reliantly on its land.

The vegetation is lush, and the night sky is one of the clearest in the world. Stay at quaint cottages powered by solar panels. Collect dinner from the garden & the ocean. Intermingle with locals at the social clubs, discovering the warm embrace of life at the edge of the world

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