Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Central

4.8
#8 of 13 in Nature in Auckland Central
Nestled into the coast of North Island, Hauraki Gulf and its islands represent one of the country's most ecologically diverse and rich areas. Much of the gulf is a designated marine park, which around 25 species of marine mammals call home. When taking ferries between the islands, keep your eyes peeled for schools of dolphins and orca whales, a relatively common sight. Many of the islands themselves serve as official or unofficial bird sanctuaries, providing a safe haven for critically endangered species. Make sure to pack a bathing suit as the area's beaches are renowned for their swimming and surfing opportunities. Gourmands may want to check out the wineries or breweries on Waiheke Island, the largest in the sound. Plan your visit to Hauraki Gulf and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Auckland Central online holiday maker .
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  • The gulf is very popular due to the islands that you can take via ferry from Auckland a Harbor. Devonport and Waiheke are great, look them up. A few islands are for nature walks. It felt great to be o...  more »
  • This is a really large area, mainly ocean but including the surrounding lands. There are many opportunities for sailing in the gulf, or if you are on the neighbouring land, there are spectacular views...  more »
  • A beautiful place with many islands and beaches, seen at its best from the deck of a yacht :) take time to explore the coast and islands right across to the Coromandel Peninsula  more »
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  • Beautiful Gulf in Auckland. Awesome spot for fishing
  • One of the finest bodies of water on the planet. When I die, I hope I come back as a piece of driftwood so I can float around the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Wow the jewel of the Auckland region , take advantage of the many ferry options to the islands the dot the gulf , can get tickets on quay st ferry terminal or in Devonport
  • Great time and great service.
  • Boating he in lots of great anchorages good fishing so much to see
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