Win a trip to Great Barrier Island

Kurt Sharpe —  29/08/2013

The Grand Prize for Conservation Week 2013 is an amazing Great Barrier Island holiday package – the perfect summer getaway for you and three others.

Great Barrier Island beach. Photo: Andris Apse.

One of the beautiful beaches on Great Barrier Island

I’ve heard Great Barrier Island described as a remote, tranquil and untouched paradise. My Auckland friends who are lucky enough to holiday there induce jealousy every summer by raving about the pristine beaches, the unique wildlife and the relaxed vibe of the island – if you are reading this I’m still waiting for my invite!

The island boasts scenic mountain biking trails, walking tracks that weave through coastal forests, and isolated coves to snorkel and explore. It’s also perfect for those who want to do a bit of boating, kayaking or fishing. If all that sounds a bit too exhausting, there is always the chance to retreat to the Kaitoke Hot Springs to relax at the end of the day.

Kayaking in a cove on Great Barrier Island.

There are plenty of activities to do on the island like mountain biking and kayaking

All you have to do to win is to make a pledge for Conservation Week, it’s nothing too strenuous. Simply head to the Conservation Week website, choose a nature-related activity for your pledge and fill in the form. Your pledge can be as simple as changing your Facebook cover photo or something ambitious like planning a Great Walk.

Conservation Week banner.

What’s your whānau doing for Conservation Week?

There are also loads of great spot prizes to be given away to those who share their pledges through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest using #pledgefornz. So what are you waiting for? Head over and make your pledge today.

Related links:

Kurt Sharpe


Kurt helps to share DOC's work with New Zealanders across our various social media channels. Originally from Waitomo, he's now based in DOC's National Office in Wellington.

3 responses to Win a trip to Great Barrier Island


    good way for conservation awareness…!

    Siobhan File 30/08/2013 at 9:03 am

    Hi Galen,

    In the Terms and Conditions we’ve got a note that says you must be a legal resident of NZ to enter. If you’re currently overseas, keep in mind that the flights covered in the package must be taken from Wellington or Christchurch (to get to Auckland before flying to Great Barrier Island). You can take a look at the Ts and Cs here:


    Galen Leeds 29/08/2013 at 1:01 pm

    Hello. I can’t seem to find any rules that say who is eligible for the Great Barrier prize. Is it open to folks who live outside of NZ? Thanks,