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“Beautiful Harbour surrounding city”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hauraki Gulf

Hauraki Gulf
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$115.21*
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise
Ranked #26 of 260 things to do in Auckland
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Owner description: This area comprises 47 islands, the most popular of which is Waiheke for its excellent beaches and bays.
Auckland
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“Beautiful Harbour surrounding city”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Auckland's Hauraki Gulf is a brilliant place for a range of activities. Fishing is marvellous in the Gulf during summer with good snapper available within 1km of Downtown Auckland. It is great area to go sailing or boating as there are plenty of places to stop and shelter. There are also many beaches to explore. If you do not have access to your own boat then would recommend that you try a trip to Waiheke (if want to eat, drink and relax) or Rangitoto (if want a good walk) or on one of the dolphin watching or sailing boats that goes around the Gulf.

Visited December 2011
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Bribie Island, Australia
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“Magic”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

There's something about the gulf that draws you in especially if you are in a boat. For example on the ferry to Waiheke. Several islands in the gulf make it interesting; each with their own history. Take a trip on one of the Americas cup yachts or a ferry to Rangitoto or Waiheke and sit back with a glass of wine, soaking in the atmosphere. Sunset is particularly special.

Visited October 2012
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“Gold Card Traveler”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Good value. Something I have always wanted to do.
Im from Taupo thats why I just had to explore what Auckland has to offer. It was not a long trip but great views of Auckland and Rangitoto island as we passed.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland
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“Along with Auckland's Harbour.....”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

it's a boaties paradise, even if you're not a boatie. Dotted with islands (some well worth visits in their own right, including the fabulous Waiheke) and surrounding NZ's largest city... whether it's by private charter or simply on a commuter ferry, it's a must do for visitors. I know few areas in the world that are quite such as stunning and safe waters, so close to any country's biggest city.

Visited August 2012
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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“Fullers Ferry ride to Whaiheke Island”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Could have spent alday going round the Gulf the islands and wild life, fish and birds, needed more SD cards to store the pictures.

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