A beautiful spot,
a stunning island
175° East is perfectly located, close enough to enjoy the sprawling beaches and nearby attractions, far enough away to escape into your own world.
175° East takes its name from the 175th meridian east of Greenwich - the line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand (Great Barrier), the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
All houses at 175° East are walking distance to the beautiful Medlands Beach - around 8 minutes walk from the house. Medlands Beach is a spectacular surfing and swimming beach and also a very nice 40 minute walk from one end of the beach to the other and back.
Claris (the small township) is a 6 minute drive, which has a grocery store, a bottle shop, post shop, laundrette, barber and café.
Tryphena (the other small southern township) is a 10 minute drive, which has a grocery store, a bottle shop, café and pub.
Great Barrier Island is a truly unique place. You will feel the pace slow right when you step off the ferry or the plane.
Great Barrier Island (Māori: Aotea) lies in the outer Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand, 100 kilometres north-east of central Auckland.
Located: 36° 15.721' S 175° 29.811' E
Great Barrier Island was nicknamed ‘The Barrier’ by Captain Cook because it acts as a barrier between the Pacific Ocean and the Hauraki Gulf, providing a protection for the inner Hauraki Gulf / Auckland City from heavy seas and swell. This makes it world renowned for its boating and island cruising. With an area of 285 square kilometres Great Barrier is the sixth-largest island of New Zealand. Its highest point, Mount Hobson, is 627 metres above sea level (a spectacular walk).
Highlights and attractions
Dark Sky Sanctuary
Natural hot springs
Multiple surf beaches
Excellent fishing diving and snorkelling (including charters)
An amazing local community
A few watering holes and eating houses