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Hauraki Gulf, Auckland
Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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. Use our Auckland trip generator to add Hauraki Gulf and other attractions to your Auckland vacation plans.
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Fortunate ly when we travelded across the Gulf to some of the Islands the weather was great. Myself and my companion are not good sailers but we were fine. We visited the historic Motuihe Island and t... read more »
this is a lovely harbour, with some great islands that can be visited by private boat or comercial ferry, very good fishing to be had for varied species, one of the great harbours of the world and a g... read more »
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