Great Barrier IslandGreat Barrier Island
is an island in the north of New Zealand
situated 88 km to the north-east of Auckland
in the outer Hauraki Gulf.
It is called Aotea in the native Maori language
, meaning white cloud
With an area of 285 square kilometres (110 square miles), Great Barrier Island is the fourth (?) largest island in New Zealand, following the South Island, North Island and Stewart Island.
It has a permanent population of around 1300, primarily in coastal settlements such as Port Fitzroy and Tryphena.
There is a free website with links to information about and pictures of Great Barrier Island at " class="external">http://gbi.aotea.org/
See other islands of New Zealand.