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
Splendid views from our absolute waterfront suites surrounded by spectacular bush clad scenery. 60% of the island is national forest and the Lodge is at the gateway to tramping tracks, bush walks, hot pools, golfing, fishing, boating, diving, kayaking, surfing, horse riding and swimming.
Robyn offers a free booking service for accommodation, airfares and rental cars on Great Barrier Island - book today.
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.
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.
Located right on Onetangi Beach, the 'most' beautiful beach in the Auckland region, this 2km, north facing white sandy beach is the perfect getaway.
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.