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...
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360 Discovery offers a range of cruises on the Auckland Harbour for both tourists and locals keen to get out and about and experience what the City of Sails and the Hauraki Gulf are all about.
Our main interest is harbour-based tourism. We hold the Department of Conservation commercial license to take people to the world renowned Tiritiri Matangi Island, we run weekend trips to stunning Motuihe Island and operate a beaut little thrice-daily Auckland harbour cruise.
We regularly take groups to Motutapu, Waiheke, Rakino and Rangitoto Islands and operate the only ferry service between Auckland and Coromandel.
With its unique character, relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and spectacular natural surrounds, historic Coromandel town offers attractions to suit all.
a stunning open bird sanctuary
Surrender your senses to the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island, situated in the Hauraki Gulf and only a 75minute ferry trip from Auckland via Gulf Harbour. From the moment you step onto the island to the moment you leave, you will be entranced by the serenade of gentle birdsong and the lush native bush. Tiritiri Matangi is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects. It has been re-vegetated with around 300,000 native trees and consequently 12 of New Zealand’s endangered birds and 3 reptile species have been re-introduced.
motuihe island adventure
Motuihe is a recreational reserve and is managed through a partnership between the Department of Conservation and the Motuihe Trust.
Motuihe is an uninhabited island just 30 minutes by boat from downtown Auckland. 360 Discovery Cruises offers full and half-day options to this beautiful conservation area boasting some of the finest white sandy beaches in the Hauraki Gulf. The island is rich in both indigenous and early settler history. One claim to fame is as an internment camp for Prisoners of War. In his 2005 book The Cruise of the Sea Eagle, author Blaine Pardoe details the amazing story of Germany’s “gentleman pirate,” Motuihe’s most famous prisoner Count Felix von Luckner.
ABOUT ROTOROA ISLAND
an island apart.
A unique arts, heritage and conservation island. Nestled among a chain of islets off Waiheke’s east coast is Rotoroa Island, for 100 years, off limits to all but those going there for alcohol or drug rehabilitation in the care of the Salvation Army. Now operated by the Rotoroa Island Trust, this unique island re-opens to the public from Sunday 27 February, thanks to the generosity of philanthropists who negotiated a 99-year lease to allow public access and the island’s redevelopment.