The Hauraki Gulf Islands are among some of the most beautiful in the world with their rare bird sanctuaries, unspoiled stands of native trees and plants, and breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean.
Described as “jewels” in New Zealand’s Conservation Crown, many of the smaller islands are a reflection of the high premium which Kiwis place on keeping their natural environment “clean and green”.
For more information contact:
Department of Conservation Visitor Centre
Ferry Building Quay St, City. Phone: 09-379 6476
Most of the Islands can be reached by one of the following cruise companies:
360 Discovery - 0800 888 006
Fullers Ferries - 09 367 9111
Kawau Cruises and Water Taxis Freephone 0800 111 616
SeaLink - 09 300 5900
things to see & do
where to stay
360 Discovery offers a range of cruises to some of the Hauraki Gulf's most beautiful islands for both tourists and locals alike keen to get out and about and experience what the City of Sails and the Hauraki Gulf have to offer.
Cruise with 360 Discovery to paradise and back. Soak in the heritage and culture of Coromandel town, experience a close encounter with a cheeky Takahe called Greg on Tiritiri Matangi, visit an island paradise called Motuihe, or enjoy a hop-on hop-off Harbour Discovery cruise around the beautiful Auckland harbour...
Dine in or Takeaway delicious Thai cuisine from Angsana Thai Restaurant on Great Barrier Island.
Escape to a magic holiday on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand just 30 minutes flying time from Auckland City or 4 - 5 hours on the car ferry.
Taste our range of award-winning extra virgin olive oil, bush honey, rubs, mustards, dukkah, balsamic and olives.
“As Batch Winery’s international owners we selected Waiheke Island in New Zealand for its beauty, lifestyle and the recognition of wines. We searched the world including Europe and North and South America for a vineyard that could match our desire to create batch-driven quality wines. Waiheke matched our wishes with its island location, outstanding beauty, people and a lifestyle of relaxing holidays, special family time and celebrations when the pleasure of quality wine makes the occasion special.”
Bay Lodge Cottage on Great Barrier Island, is the perfect spot to escape to. You can relax and get back to nature in this secluded getaway, any time of the year.
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