Great Barrier Island Community Health Trust

Great Barrier Island Health Information

“Spectacular by Nature” Garden Tour

Since 2008 the Health Trust has organised and managed a stunning garden tour, called “Spectacular by Nature“, each November. This event has become one of the most successful fundraising events on the Island. The event involves many 100’s of hours of community volunteer time and energy and the participant feedback has been outstanding. National and international garden celebrities have also participated in the tours.

The tours are divided into different levels of fitness. For example;

  • Nikau Tour – Good basic fitness, requires walking some distances but on relatively flat terrain. Six wonderful gardens ranging from those with extensive vistas to tranquil quiet spaces. Geographically involves central and southern Aotea Great Barrier.
  • Rewa Tour – Moderate fitness level, requires the ability to walk up hills/multiple stairs with ease. The gardens are similar in variety and geographical situation to the Nikau Tour.
  • Totara Tour – For the really adventurous and fit only, requires the ability to clamber into and out of boats, or up and down steep stairs. Not a garden tour in the traditional sense but includes residences and bush in the western and southern end of the island. Strong walking shoes are advised (tramping boots and walking pole optional).
  • Kauri Tour – Northern Great Barrier Island. Reserved as a special treat for returning Garden Tour participants. Again for the really adventurous and fit only.

Bookings will be open from 1 May 2024. For more information please visit the ‘Spectacular by Nature’ website.

Great Barrier Island Emergency Numbers

Doctor 4290-356
Nurse 4290-356
Ambulance 111
Port Fitzroy Nurses Cottage 4290-047
In the unlikely event of no answer at the numbers above, dial 111.