Discover every essential service on Great Barrier Island with our comprehensive Aotea Business Directory.

Restaurants / Pubs

The Currach Irish pub is Barrier’s iconic and only pub. Visit the pub for wonderful Irish hospitality, a fine range of craft beers and wines  and delicious locally-sourced pub fayre. Reservations available, but not typically necessary.

Great Barrier Island Sports & Social Club is the only Sports Club on the island, and can turn their hand to rugby, touch, league, soccer, cricket or whatever. A tennis court is also available. Sports not your thing? A restaurant full of culinary delights, a full bar, music festivals, and live entertainment make this place a must-visit anyways.

Visit: 19 Whangaparapara Road, Great Barrier Island, Auckland 0991

Barrier Social Club – A taste of local life and cuisine. Located a short walk from Tryphena, the club is open to everyone, offering a spot to enjoy hearty meals and local brews.

  • Special Events: Don’t miss Movie Nights every Monday for a unique Barrier-style cinema experience.

Call: 09 4290 421
Visit: 21 Medland Road, Auckland 0991, New Zealand
Hours: Open Wed, Fri, Sat & Mon for Movie Nights

Groceries, Laundry, Petrol

Stonewall Store & Bottle Shop in Tryphena is the well-stocked grocery shop with a variety of Fresh produce, Freefarmed chicken & meat, Organics, specialty cheese, delicious treats, Icecream, including Locally made Janene’s Ice Dreams, eco cleaning products, hardware, and lots more. Fresh & salt ice, as well as booze. You name it the Stonewall sisters will probably have it, or something close enough.

Mulberry Grove Store – your first stop from the Tryphena Ferry, offers a complete shopping experience with a variety of household goods, food, and beverages. Enjoy their cooked breakfasts, or treat yourself to Thai or Fish and Chip takeaways. MGS are the only store on the island with coffee takeaway. Refuel with their petrol and diesel. Meet Steve, the new and friendly owner who’s always ready to share a great yarn or help with what you need.

  • Fuel Available: Petrol and Diesel
  • Food Services: Breakfasts, Thai or Fish and Chip takeaways
  • Special Features: Coffee takeaway

Call: 09 429 0909
Visit: 1 Mulberry Grove, Great Barrier Island 0991
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., even in the winter

The Claris Centre Laundry is your place to take a load off, literally.

Claris Store is what it says on the tin, a general store at the Claris centre round the corner from the airport. Fresh fruit, veges, bread and milk, cold drinks, ice cream and various other groceries and household needs are on offer year round.

In the north the Port Fitzroy Store & Fuel have you covered for gas and grocery needs.

Gulf Fuels Gas Station – Conveniently located in Claris with a fully operational shop weekdays, they also offer 24/7 pay-at-pump service for both diesel and petrol, making sure you can fill up anytime, day or night.

  • Services: 24/7 Pay-at-Pump Diesel and Petrol
  • Convenience: Oil Lubricants, and More during store hours.

Call: 09 429 0090 or 021 382 720
Visit: 129 Hector Sanderson Road, Claris, Great Barrier Island

Whangaparapara Harbour Gas Station – Your essential fuelling point at Whangaparapara, offering both petrol and diesel for vehicles and boats directly at the wharf. Operated by Great Barrier Lodge, the station provides convenient 24/7 card payment options so you can refuel at any time, day or night.

  • Services: Petrol and Diesel for Vehicles and Boats
  • Payment: 24/7 Card Payment

Call: +64 9 429 0488
Visit: 777A Whangaparapara Road, Great Barrier Island / Aotea 0991

Foodtrucks & Cafes

A must visit for your morning coffee, fully cooked breakfast, brunch, lunch, or baked goods to go, check out Pa Beach Cafe in Tryphena.

Tucked along the side of the road in Kaitoke on the way to Claris, Barrier Burga Shak is what it says on the wrapper, the most mouth watering burgers.

My Fat Puku is a Licensed Cafe, Wood Fired Pizza Bar and home to micro-brewery Barrier Brew in Claris.

Construction, Surveying and Earthmoving

Barrier Habitats – Spearheaded by Richard Robertson, Barrier Habitats has been at the forefront of constructing some of the most awe-inspiring architectural masterpieces on Great Barrier Island. From expansive, stunning structures to meticulously crafted smaller builds and renovations, Barrier Habitats is dedicated to transforming visionary ideas into reality.

Call: 027 634 5250

Great Barrier Building Company has been in business for more than 23 years and has constructed some of the most iconic properties on Aotea.

Barrier Building Supplies (ITM) 

Dayne Clough is a licensed builder operating out of Medlands, with some truly epic builds under his belt.

From budget to bespoke, licensed builder Matt of Munro Build crafts every job with pride.

If it’s surveying services you’re after, Steve Wardle from Harrison Grierson can help. Subdivisions, topographical surveys and house set outs, you’re covered.

Aotea Contractors specialize in comprehensive site work. From challenging site preparations to meticulous project management, their team is committed to excellence in every aspect of service.

Services Offered:

  • Site Works: Top-quality groundwork tailored to meet your specific needs.
  • Driveways: Need council consent for your driveway? Let Aotea Contractors handle the process for you, making it hassle-free.
  • Challenging Jobs: There is no job too difficult for them to handle.
  • Retaining Walls: Trust their expertise in designing and constructing safe and strong retaining walls.
  • Project Management: From concept to completion, they manage your project with a focus on environmental management, quality, and health and safety, ensuring compliance with all council consents and engineers’ specifications.

Contact Information:

Barrier Drainlaying – Expertly led by Jonathan Boyd, their drain-laying and earthmoving services are second to none.

Call: 0211279190
Visit: Facebook Page


Claris Motors know the nuts and bolts of vehicle repairs.

Lifestyle & Tourism

Great Barrier Island Sports & Social Club is the only Sports Club on the island, and can turn their hand to rugby, touch, league, soccer, cricket or whatever. A tennis court is also available. Sports not your thing? A restaurant full of culinary delights, a full bar, music festivals, and live entertainment make this place a must-visit anyways.

Everyone is welcome at the 9-hole Great Barrier Island Golf Club – 7 days a week!

Stay High Island Camping Co.  provides rental cars and roof top tent vehicle camping packages as well as camping equipment.

WaiOra Wellbeing offers nature connection therapies and guided forest bathing.

Celebrant Desiree Mason conducts weddings, funerals, baby naming events and more.

Professional photography is Carol Comer‘s business. From weddings and commercial projects, to her jaw dropping astrophotography tours, Carol has you covered.

Instagram: @barephotographynz@darkskysanctuary

Samantha Moore is an on-island lawyer specialising in property and construction.

  • Call: 09 920 6400
  • Email: samantha.moore (at)

The Council Service Centre and Library at Claris can deal with Rates, Rubbish and Recycling, Stormwater and drainage, Graffiti, Noise Control issues, you can also make payments and order LIM reports.

If you’re having issues with someone’s pet, contact Animal Control.

Emergency Services & Medical

If you’re on the water and have a VHF radio, call Channel 16, the international channel for maritime distress, and issue a Mayday call:

Say ‘mayday, mayday, mayday’ and state your vessel name and location, then repeat three times.

If possible please provide details of the emergency.

Keep calling until you get a response and follow any instructions.

Aotea Health is the medical centre at Claris, but there’s also a nurse’s station in the north at Port Fitzroy. 

If it’s an emergency, call 111.

  • Aotea Health at Claris : 09 429 0356
  • Port Fitzroy Nurse Station: 09 429 0047
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm

The Police Station is located in Claris.

If it’s an emergency, call 111.

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