By Car -- Reasonably priced rental options include GBI Rent A Car, 67 Hector Sanderson Rd., Claris (tel. 09/429-0062;, which offers free delivery to Claris Airfield and Tryphena Wharf. Prices start at around NZ$50 per day. Aotea Rentals (tel. 0800/426-832 in NZ; offers a similar service and prices from around NZ$95 per day. It is important to remember that the island is far from a suburban destination. Roads are often narrow and unsealed, there are no streetlights, and cellphone coverage is limited.

By Bus and Shuttle -- You'll find limited scheduled public transport on the island, but regular bus services meet boats and planes. Great Barrier Travel (tel. 0800/426-832 in NZ, or 09/429-0474; has daily service to walking tracks, beaches, and Port Fitzroy. A 1-day pass costs around NZ$50. There are also several shuttle companies.

By Bike -- Rental mountain bikes are available from GBI Rent A Car (tel. 09/429-0062; for NZ$45 to NZ$60 per day. Paradise Cycles, Tryphena (tel.09/429-0700), has multiday special deals.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.