Hauraki Gulf

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
Email: aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz

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

Kawau Cruises and Water Taxis

Escape to Kawau Island! Wildlife & history abundant, the chance of seeing dolphins & wild ‘Kawau Kangaroos’. Enjoy island time at the famous Governor Grey’s Mansion House Bay, with Museum, café/restaurant, kayaking, bushwalks, ancient ruin’s & only 45min from Auckland.

Kawau Lodge

Relax at 4 star Kawau Lodge in North Cove, hosted accommodation. Queen & king rooms plus all meals. Transfers and sightseeing tours around Kawau Island.

Medlands Beach Backpackers and Villas

Stay with us at beautiful Medlands Beach, renowned for its unique surfing beach breaks, swimming, diving and fishing. Experience the magnificent mountain wilderness walks, hot thermal springs, view rare and endangered fauna and flora, or explore historic sites, or simply sit back with a good book.

Medlands Rentals

Medlands Rentals offers a variety of rental cars for daily hire on Great Barrier Island.

Onetangi Beach Apartments

Located right on Onetangi Beach, the 'most' beautiful beach in the Auckland region, this 2km, north facing white sandy beach is the perfect getaway.

Peacock Sky

High on a hill, framed by lush native bush, Peacock Sky offers fine wines and bubbles in a degustation style tasting with food pairings.


Enjoy artisan breads, pastries, outstanding coffee & views. Home of triple Cuisine award winning Ringawera Lavash. Celebrating Te Reo Maori.

Shoal Bay Lodge

Spectacular gulf and harbour views nestled amongst a backdrop of tranquil N.Z. Native forest. A private, secluded alternative energy eco-retreat.