Orama Oasis is a dynamic, diverse Christian community based on Great Barrier Island with a vibrant history of restoring and equipping people for life’s journey. Every year more than 2500 visitors come to enjoy a holiday adventure, a spiritual retreat or a training school at Orama. Orama is also the largest accommodation provider on Great Barrier Island and offers a wide range of accommodation options.

Orama is privileged to host the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre with whom it has had a close partnership for over 10 years.


Orama is located at the eastern end of Port Abercrombie, nestled within Karaka Bay on the Western side of Great Barrier Island. We offer the considerable advantages of a 250 hectare property and a large portion of our property falls within the Kotuku Peninsula Bird Sanctuary– a nature reserve maintained by a large predator proof fence and a predator control programme run by the Kotuku Peninsula Charitable Trust of which Orama is a member.


Whether you choose to fly or travel by boat, getting to Orama can be an adventure in itself! Great Barrier can be accessed by a small plane flight from Auckland city or North Shore airfield in under 30 minutes; or if you'd prefer to travel by sea you can catch the Sealink car ferry.


Sealink Vehicle & Passenger Ferry

During the summer the Sealink freight and passenger ferry makes the crossing from Wynyard Wharf in Auckland city to Great Barrier on tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and sunday each week (weather permitting). The ferry comes into Port Fitzroy on wednesdays and Tryphena all other days. The schedule alters slightly during winter (with the Port Fitzroy sailing moving to fortnightly) and there is a special schedule for Easter. Check Sealink's schedule page for details. The journey normally takes about 4.5 hours.

For bookings and further information phone 0800 732 546, email: info@sealink.co.nz or go online to https://www.sealink.co.nz/


Experience a scenic 30 minute flight over the waters and islands of the Hauraki Gulf to get to the outer most island of Great Barrier.

Barrier Air flies 9-12 seater planes, with a regular daily schedule of up to 6 flights. Flight time is generally 30 minutes from Auckland International Airport, Domestic Terminal or Dairy Flat Airfield.

For reservations phone: 0800 900 600, email: reservations@barrierair.kiwi or go online to https://www.barrierair.kiwi

Fly My Sky

Fly My Sky offer also provide air services several times daily between Auckland International Airport and Great Barrier Island.

For reservations, phone 0800 222 123, email: greatbarrier@flymysky.co.nz or go online to https://www.flymysky.co.nz


Once on the island, we can arrange to pick you up using our own vans. Alternatively there are hire cars and a shuttle service to any destination accessible by road (many properties only have water access).

If you travel by ferry the drive from the ferry wharf at Tryphena to Orama takes just over one hour, or from Port Fitzroy wharf around 15 mins.

If you fly the drive from the main airport at Claris is about 45 minutes and from the secondary airfield at Okiwi is only 15 minutes.

The roads on Great Barrier are typically windy and narrow but thankfully mostly sealed. The roads from both ports and the airfields to the turn-off to Orama are all sealed.

Orama sits at the end of Karaka Bay Road, a 3km stretch of windy metaled road. This road can be slippery when wet so care is required.

North Barrier Car Rentals

Situated in the north of the island at Port Fitzroy with cars also available from Okiwi Airfield and Claris Airport.

For more information, call 09 4290 915, or 027 9059881 or book directly online at https://www.greatbarrier.co.nz/activity/north-barrier-car-rentals.

Aotea Car Rentals

Situated in the south of the island at Tryphena the company offers hire cars with drop-off and pick-up at Claris and Tryphena. The company also offers a daily bus service between Tryphena and Fitzroy.

For further information, phone: 0800 426 832, email: gbbuses@xtra.co.nz or book directly online at http://www.aoteacarrentals.co.nz