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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.
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 20, 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

Thank SVRK
Reviewed September 6, 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
Reviewed August 21, 2017

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

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed July 11, 2017

So many beautiful spots here. There are loads of sandy beaches and views of the islands. Water is clear and blue and warm for much of the year. There are beachfront walks and beaches are not packed - even in summer. Beaches are safe and...More

Thank delb0inz
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Was fortunate recently to fly over the Hauraki Gulf twice via helicopter as I don't do water. Want a wonderful experience and such a great view from the air. To look and see Auckland as you come back from Waiheke Island and to fly past...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We took a ferry ride in the gulf and enjoyed our day. There are many islands in the gulf and iit was a sunny day there were sail boats everywhere.This is a perfect trip to get away from the city for awhile.

Thank sofiegsd
Reviewed May 24, 2017

wow wow wow Auckland you have it all. Jumped on a Ferry for Waiheke. Passed the multitude of Islands in the Gulf on route.

Thank Chestersontour
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a must if in Auckland City. out on the Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, or Waiheke Ferry, walk up to the top of Rangitoto Island. Take the Ferry to Coromandel, also TitiriMatangi.

Thank utoo2014
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This must be one of the loveliest places around. Big islands, little islands, great views of Auckland.

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed April 16, 2017

From the west side, Maraetai down to Kaiaua and Miranda the area offers spectacular views of the Coromandel. With a good beach at Maraetai and bird watching around Miranda there is plenty to see. If you drive up the Coromandel from Thames (a great lunch...More

Thank David L
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