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Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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This area comprises 47 islands, the most popular of which is Waiheke for its excellent beaches and bays.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“waiheke island” (58 reviews)
“great barrier” (9 reviews)
“marine park” (4 reviews)
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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"waiheke island"
in 58 reviews
"great barrier"
in 9 reviews
"marine park"
in 4 reviews
"ferry ride"
in 14 reviews
"snapper"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 14 reviews
"downtown auckland"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 8 reviews
"great views of auckland"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
in 13 reviews
"fishing"
in 44 reviews
"rangitoto"
in 37 reviews
"boat"
in 38 reviews
"ferries"
in 25 reviews
"harbour"
in 38 reviews
"dolphins"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 out on the water, enjoying the...More

Thank Crossbow0106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

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

Thank Annaliese62
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Grab one of the ferries and enjoy the harbour/gulf. Lots of places to visit especially trendy Waiheke Island.

Thank Ross H
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Many ferries will go across this gulf from auckland ferry terminal. Go early in the morning or evening to catch sunset or sunrise.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Waitemata means sparkling waters. This really accurately describes the Hauraki gulf even on a dull day the water still glistens. The beauty of the gulf is the Islands one of which had volcanic activity in oral history and was named by the Maori people...More

Thank Colin C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We spend at least 3 weeks every year on our boat in the Gulf. There are so many special places but the very best is to be able to spend time around The Great Barrier. When anyone tells you New Chum beach is the best...More

1  Thank GOM1956
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Overall: Definitely a must to go through the Gulf on one of the Ferries, expecially the one to Waiheke Island. Postiives: Beautiful water and views. Negatives: None. Neutrals: None

1  Thank SVRK
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Whether you have a boat or if you are just traveling by one of the many ferries, you will not be disappointed with the Gulf. There's plenty of islands and bays you can swim in plus the fishing is fantastic.

Thank Lindsey J
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Essential Auckland with its islands dotted around, and some easy to access with fast ferries, or watch the sailing boats

Thank happysheepChina
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