Sundancer Sightseeing Tours

Tours on board our 38ft charter vessel in conjunction with Go Great Barrier on land. Sundancer Sightseeing Tours is a division of Hooked On Barrier Ltd

Range of sightseeing tours sightseeing around the coast of Great Barrier Island, see dolphins and sometimes whales, gannet colony spectacular scenery and lunch on board in a tranquil bay. Connect with Go Great Barrier to visit local spots of interest spectacular beaches and short walks to superb viewpoints. Group Tours available, Tours customised to suit your group

Operating as usual

Black Petrel (Tāiko) The black petrel is the party leader species representing all of the amazing petrel species in Aotearoa

Sailing to Aotea/Great Barrier Island? Limited services

Patina, Great Barrier Island

Patina Copper Sculpture Gallery on Great Barrier Island. Contemporary and original art work made from recycled copper.

Hooked on Barrier

Sorry, Away in Whitianga for a couple of days No fills Wed to Fri this week

Hooked on Barrier

I will be away from 29th Feb to 6th March. No dive fills available during that time. Nearest alternative is GB Lodge Whangaparapara

Great Barrier Island

Visiting #greatbarrierisland is a ‘soul experience’.

Enjoy the breathtaking views wherever you are. This off the grid lifestyle gives you the time to truly relax and unwind.

Island Hopping: Hot springs and stargazing in the Hauraki Gulf Great Barrier Island will reward any extra time put in on your visit.

Hooked on Barrier

Hi Divers
Just a heads up I'm having some problems with my compressor and can't fill bottles at the moment until I get it sorted. Nearest option is Great Barrier Lodge at Whangaparapara

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Hooked on Barrier

Going off Island again on 22nd back end of same week.. Bottle fills available until 21st otherwise you will need to go out to GB Lodge at Whangaparapara.
If you have out of test bottles I can take them to Auckland with me for testing.

Hooked on Barrier

Hey Divers
I will be off island from Thursday 26th until 4 October. Last bottles filled Wednesday night. Otherwise go to Great Barrier Lodge, Whangaparapara

Explore New Zealand's best kept secret: Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island

Welcome to the greatest little sanctuary in the world. Glenfern Regional Park is a sanctuary with a predator fence surrounding the Kotoku Peninsula on the no...

Hooked on Barrier

Just following up on my dive bottles loaned out to collect seafood for Alfie's farewell that are still out there. 4 bottles still to be returned please.

Written in the stars

Story about Great Barrier Island published in the Australian|31bb986a9ef531a422fde0f386124e1b It takes about half an hour before my night vision kicks in, and then the heavens above are a brilliant kaleidoscope. We are stargazing on Great Barrier Island, 100km off Auckland, one of the worlds six certified Dark Sky Sanctuaries. We recline in comfy moon chairs as astro-guide Deborah Kilgallon....

Beautiful day on the way to FitzRoy

NZSEA - New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards

NZSEA Finalist 2018

Hooked on Barrier

Just a heads up. Won't be available for charter for the next month as I will be away for a few weeks then pulling boat out of the water for survey inspection and maintenance.
Cheers from Chris Ollivier

Go Great Barrier Island

Bay Tours just visited the island again...
Aren't they a fine looking bunch !!
Thanks to Barrier Air, Tipi and Bobs, Sundancer Coastal Cruises, Glenfern Sanctuary, My Fat Puku Cafe and Mulberry Grove Cafe, Barrier Gold, Scoff & Tackle, Shoal Bay Pottery & Crazyhorse Trike Tours... these guys thoroughly enjoyed the best of passenger comfort, totally delicious food, friendly Barrier service and a truly authentic Great Barrier Adventure.
Thanks for coming Bay Tours !!!

Barrier Air

Officially the best stargazing in the world according to The Telegraph.

Welcome to the Great Barrier Island Visitor Survey

Visitor to Great Barrier Island? please help us by completing this survey Research is under way to gather information to inform the development of a Visitor Strategy for Aotea/Great Barrier Island, with a focus on the sustainable development of tourism on the Island. The Strategy will be developed in conjunction with iwi, public agencies, residents and community groups, t...


We are experiencing a very heavy booking load for this summer for all of the Barrier. If you are planning to come over at some point, make sure you book flights/boat/rental car and your accommodation as early as you can...

Come grab a sunset at the XSPOT!


Reminder: Destination Great Barrier Island AGM, tomorrow 10am Claris Conference

No Take Zone Rolling a fresh cigarette, Bill Ballantine gives a sardonic laugh as he recalls the headline in the local newspaper when New Zealand’s first marine reserve was opened in 1977—“Nothing to do at Goat Island Bay any more.” He had fought for 12 years to protect five square kilometres of marine habitat o...

Go Great Barrier Island - Accommodation, transport and more Great Barrier Island's most up to date and comprehensive visitor website. Book your accommodation, travel and activities online. We make it easy.

Celebrating the night sky on Great Barrier Island

Coverage of the night sky event at Claris Sports Club last month Great Barrier Island has become the world's third International Dark Sky Sanctuary, in recognition of its outstanding star-filled night skies.

Hooked on Barrier

I have been getting a lot of queries about when we will reopen so I thought I would post this to let those that are interested know what is happening.
I am in residence on the island, currently doing a number of pre summer jobs but will do air fills and have bait and fishing gear available - you can take pot luck and drop in or give me a call on 740.
Not planning on starting the coffee machine and pie warmer up until mid October at this stage. I am in the process of restructuring my business and when the shop opens properly it will be re-branded as Scoff and Tackle.
Hooked On Barrier will be only related to the charter side of my business concentrating on sightseeing charters.

Barrier Air

Some early #mondaymorning #inspiration - where will you spend your #summerholiday nights? How about checking out the amazing #greatbarrier #nightsky ?? 📷credit: @diariodonordeste #barrierair #thebarrier #greatbarrierisland #gbi #darksky #darkskies #darkskysanctuary #purenz #destinationnz #travelnz #nztravel #nzmustdo #nztourism #backpackerguidenz

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the official launch of Aotea Great Barrier Island Dark Sky Sanctuary. Saturday, 19 August from 2.30pm

Team Aotea

International uptake of the announcement

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

After a lot of hard work, and an at-times-grueling application process, Aotea Great Barrier Island has been awarded International Dark Sky Sanctuary status by the International Dark-Sky Association. There are only two other sanctuaries in the world and ours is the first island. This is a great achievement, one that enables us to protect our night sky for future generations.
Thanks to the Somerville-Ryans for spearheading the project and Mark Russell for his wonderful images
More details to come (including a celebration event in August)
Learn more about Dark Sky Sanctuaries here:

Great Barrier Island – Aotea Explore rugged, untouched wilderness, where nature is king.  

AUT - Auckland University of Technology

I have seen this from the boat out from Whangaparapara Never such a good view as that, what great footage.

Awesome AUT drone footage of Bryde’s Whales feeding off the coast of Auckland. 🐳

Great Barrier Local Board

Our tours regularly go here, now we can push ahead with certainty to take people to one of the great experiences on the Barrier.

Great news on a beautiful Great Barrier day!

Family wait for sanctuary deal closure - National - NZ Herald News

Can't believe how long this has taken! hard to plan trips while it is not settled Two years after an historic nature sanctuary was put up for sale on Great Barrier Island, its owners are awaiting a deal to be settled with their preferred buyer - a consortium that - New Zealand Herald

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