Accommodation and transfers


If you’re coming from Auckland or further afield, complete your fishing charter trip with Fishmeister by staying in Mangawhai or Great Barrier Island, where there is plenty of accommodation available. We would be happy to book this for you or make some recommendations.

Both Mangawhai and Great Barrier Island have excellent websites with an array of accommodation options:


Public transport is not readily available around Mangawhai and Great Barrier, but with local knowledge, there are plenty of options.

If we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can. We recommend arriving in Mangawhai Heads at least one night before your trip and staying at one of our many B&B’s or holiday homes.

Great Barrier Island is known for its hospitality and there are options of hire cars, buses (from both Tryphena and Port Fitzroy) or transfers provided by the lodges.