Hauraki Gulf, Auckland

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#7 of 12 in Nature in Auckland
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 online holiday maker .
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  • 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 - j...  more »
  • 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 w...  more »
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  • Great place to holiday. Lots to see and do. If you have you own boat there is lots of amazing places to see and explore. Good ferry services run from Auckland to access most places on regular time tables.
  • The Hauraki Gulf is a jewel in the New Zealand crown. From fishing, sight seeing, whale and dolphin watching to all manner of water sports. Deserted islands and beautiful white sand beaches.
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