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
Kia Ora and Welcome to New Zealand's own Stray Possum Lodge, situated in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf only thirty minutes by plane, two hours by ferry or four and a half hours by car ferry from Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand.
At the The Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeepers Lodge we have a 30/40 seat licensed a la carte restaurant with both indoor and alfresco dining.
The Sands comprises apartments and villas of varying layout, outstanding sea views and all with excellent facilities. No apartment is more than a minutes stroll to the waters-edge.
Tipi and Bob’s Waterfront Lodge captures the essence of the laidback island lifestyle. The rooms are designed to combine quality and comfort with the relaxed feel of a stylish beach house.
Vino Vino is located on Waiheke Island 35 minute ferry ride from downtown auckland. It is an experience not to be missed a relaxing, modern and traditional dining in the most superb spot that offers stunning views over Oneroa bay.
Stunningly beautiful, Waiheke Island is a place for honeymooners, wine aficionados, art lovers and those that just enjoy being outdoors. With its beaches, bush walks, cafés, galleries, vineyards, olive groves and range of outdoor activities, it’s easy to see why the island is such a popular destination.
A unique, boutique, multi-activity venue providing a diverse range of fun & challenging outdoor activities, licensed café and brewery, set within the magic of a Waiheke vineyard.