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This area comprises 47 islands, the most popular of which is Waiheke for its excellent beaches and bays.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

JUst had two great crossings of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf in gorgeous sunny weather. Not so much fun if the weather is inclement, of course. But even of you're not particularlay going anywhere it's worth getting out on the water to enjoy the Auckland Skyline,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 31 July 2019

It is one of the world's best, safest and most beautiful, harbours. The sight of a squadron of yachts leaning into the wind is most alluring.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 4masei5
Reviewed 5 June 2019

Auckland city is situated on the Waitamata Harbour which is just one of the many beautiful sites in the Hauraki Gulf. There are many beautiful Islands to explore too. The nearest is Waiheki Island - just a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland. On the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnV1415AM
Reviewed 8 May 2019

If you are lucky enough to own a yacht, launch, surf ski, windsurfer, even a rowboat there is a place for you on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf. Those who dont own any of the above Ferries ply those waters as far away as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Shirley-Ann M
Reviewed 8 May 2019

I am lucky enough to have a boat so am out here regularly. Great for fishing and looking at the Volcanos. There are regular charters as well so you will be able to get out and have a look. Plenty of dolphins and other sea...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Doug C
Reviewed 14 April 2019

A playground for the rich yet can be enjoyed by all. Tours available to many of the Islands in the gulf and it is great to enjoy on a Ferry or private boat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Albywon
Reviewed 6 April 2019

Hauraki Gulf is a natural harbor on the Northeast side of the North Island and includes all of Auckland's harbors, but extends far north from the city. It includes a number of smaller and larger islands and it is a busy sea route as well...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 27 March 2019

A fabulous place to explore, close to the centre of the City and a great ferry ride to Waiheke Island to enjoy the vineyards and the local Hospitality, Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raewyn2015
Reviewed 20 March 2019

scenic charter followed by fishing charter of the auckland islands, absolutely stunning, dolphins, whales, snorkelling in the marine reserve, hand feeding 20 pd snapper and kingfish.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KarlFowke
Reviewed 18 March 2019

Some protection but essentially open sea area, not to far from Auckland marinas. About to be home of the Americas Cup.

Date of experience: February 2019
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