Barrier Car Rentals

Great Barrier Car Hire - don't get stuck on the wharf, hire one of our seven seater, if a group or f Great Barrier Car Hire

Operating as usual


Look at this beautiful shot of the port fitzroy harbor. Sealink has a ferry that travels into port fitzroy. To book a boat trip over visit Sealink are always packed so get in quick before thay all go. When u arrive in port fitzroy wharf there is a infomation centre and that is where There are many places to stay on the island from lodges to Airbnb's and camp grounds if that's more your thing. Come to the barrier and see all the things it has to offer.


As of June 2017 Great barrier island became 1 of 3 dark sky sanctuaries in the world. This is because there is no light pollution, creating a beautiful clear sight of our galaxy and other stars and planets. Come and check it out for yourself!! For more infomation visit.


Great barrier islands beauty is striking. Come to the barrier for the weekend or the holidays and experience these views for yourself. You can fly or boat over and while your here you may as well rent a car from us. You can now book online at We hope to see you over there.


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Today my sons and grandson went out fishing for the day and came back with beautiful snapper, tio (oyster) and kina (sea urchin). All these activities can be done on great barrier island. My son Darren Cleave runs a barrier fishing and hunting charter company. If you are intrested in these plentiful activities visit to book now and enjoy everything the barrier has to offer.


This is an important message to everyone who loves the barrier. Costal resources Limited has been awarded a 35-year consent to drop the 250,000 cubic meters of dredging sediment every year off the cost of Aotea. To find out more and show your support visit


Just got a whole lot of new fun nick nacks. We run our car business out of the information centre. We are situated in port fitzroy great barrier island. All of our gifts are made by locals on the island so come in and have a look yourself.


Just created a new Instagram and website. If you want to book a car go onto our website and book now!! If you know anyone coming to the barrier who want to rent a car please share


There are two main airlines to the barrier. Barrier Air and Fly my sky travel from the Auckland domestic airport to great Barrier Island. Barrier air is and Fly my Sky are always busy so book now. Visit barrier air on to look at dates and flights. You can also visit Fly my Sky on . Cars are all available at all entry points as needed and relocation costs may apply.

[03/28/19]   Good morning friends and familly, just a lttle update our little piece of paradise has been getting busier and busier, visitors are wanting to share our lifestyle, I can say without doubt that our visitors from the boating community are fabulous, they have worked hard to achieve what they have, are down to earth , polite and it has been a pleasure to provide a much needed service to these visitors.

[01/24/19]   To all the car renters and there were many thank you all for your fabulous comments, politness and your sense of fun and humour that you shared with anyone it was infectious st times hjilarious. It has been a fun month and I look forward to Next Year, please pre book, I can always cancel. Have a wonderful time for the rest of this year, and we will see you sooner than you think.

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Te Karere

Great News for the Marae and visitors to the Barrier, we will have news as developments come to hand, hoping to have a evening tour available for xmas which includes a Hangi

Great Barrier Island is one of only four dark sanctuaries in the world, and as Te Rina Kowhai reports, one of the island's marae will be the first Māori stargazing business to showcase a Māori perspective from a dark sky sanctuary.

[10/31/18]   Hi there everyone, I am just back from my grand daughters wedding what a weekend we took two of our trustee cars with us from the Barrier and were greeted with your a long way from home, so proud to share our Island with others.☺️😀


Te Karere

Great Barrier Island is one of only four dark sanctuaries in the world, and as Te Rina Kowhai reports, one of the island's marae will be the first Māori stargazing business to showcase a Māori perspective from a dark sky sanctuary.

[07/02/18]   What a windy day, but the sun is out in all it's glory. I was at Fitzroy on saturday, the water was glass, my son shot over from Auckland to visit and said it was great , he took in a bit of fishing said hello and left 7.00am yesterday morning, before the weather changed, it is so easy to come over to the Barrier these days......unlike 50 years ago.. tell some travel stories of those days.

To all the visitors into Port Fitzroy , with only 24 weeks to go is there anything you might like to see or services we could improve on or not.
Lets just have a casual conversation, a place to start......remember only 24 weeks to go until xmas.

[06/26/18]   Boaties, weather watch is great this week come over and visit we are based at the wharf, for your convenience collect a car and see the Island by land. Yahoo new restaurant at Claris.

[06/26/18]   Hi, I'd like to introduce you to our Employee of the Month, he is my husband John, I am proud of him he is full of humour and fun, he is so happy to share his knowledge of this Island and is a great listener. he is what our business is about great service with a fabulous story, oh and he works well on the car's, good on you honey

[06/25/18]   When you come to the Barrier bring a sense of humour


We are grateful to the large group from China.

They rented 4 cars for approx. 2 weeks from #BarrierCarRentals and when returned the cars were spotless. In fact, we think even cleaner 😉.

Thank you.


Happy Easter everyone.

We planted a nice surprise in all the cars and we hope you found all your Easter eggs.

The surf competition was great and everyone had a good time.

We enjoyed all the visitors to #PortFitzroy and hope to see you soon.


[12/13/17]   Hi Barrier visitors, if you are boating to Fitzroy call in and see us at the info centre in Fitzroy and pick your maps for your travel and pick up your Barrier Gold insect repellant along wih other goodies. everyday I will p[ublish a new product that the store has in stock

[12/13/17]   well renters it is this time of the year again, and yes we are busy, but still have car's left to can find us at the Claris airport and Fitzroy wharf. Check out the information office it is looking great and you might be able to pick up some goodies to take with you, whilst you drive the island..

[12/01/17]   what a great morning I am sitting thinking do i want to go clean cars, hell no, do i want to lie in bed and stay here for awhile yes well guess what I need to go varnish a floor,our new office is the Port Fitzroy info centre, which I will be opening as soon as I get shelves up and the floor painted, in the meantime if you need a car just call me I am awake. i still have cars for over the xmas period.

[03/24/17]   Morning to all the North Barrier Car Renters, This has been a great year and Ihank you all for making this summer the best ever time, it has been a privlige to be there for you and I hope we were able to show you a great time on our Island. I hope to see you all again next year.


These cars are waiting for our visitors to jump in and travel the Island.

Booking #BarrierCarRentals is easy as. Once you’ve booked and paid your deposit. Your car will be waiting for you.


Getting ready to explore the beautiful #GreatBarrierIsland

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Today my sons and grandson went out fishing for the day and came back with beautiful snapper, tio (oyster) and kina (sea...





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