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Hauraki Gulf

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Address: Auckland, New Zealand
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This area comprises 47 islands, the most popular of which is Waiheke for...

This area comprises 47 islands, the most popular of which is Waiheke for its excellent beaches and bays.

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Motutapu - hidden treasure

If you can work out when the ferry goes to Home Bay at Motutapu (every second Sunday), take the opportunity and go! Beautiful walks, rare and endangered birds, stunning views of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This refers to the body of water out from Auckland where several iconic Islands are located. Rangitoto, Motutapu, and Rakino to name a few. Ferries will take you to any of these Islands and there are even Harbor tours to see this also. I went to a few Islands and Davenport too. Close by and memorable due to all the... More 

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Thank finesilver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you can work out when the ferry goes to Home Bay at Motutapu (every second Sunday), take the opportunity and go! Beautiful walks, rare and endangered birds, stunning views of the Gulf. Some stunning military remnants to explore too. Best thing - you can have the place to you self! ! No one seems to know it's there. The... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There are several ferry options to the various islands in the gulf. Pick any one and enjoy the gulf and the excellent views of the islands and of Auckland.

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Thank Samndjsdad
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Fortunate ly when we travelded across the Gulf to some of the Islands the weather was great. Myself and my companion are not good sailers but we were fine. We visited the historic Motuihe Island and then travelled back again.

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Thank Eoinz
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

this is a lovely harbour, with some great islands that can be visited by private boat or comercial ferry, very good fishing to be had for varied species, one of the great harbours of the world and a great day out

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Thank Marcus D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Auckland's Hauraki Gulf has many places of interest. It is a fabulous place to make an effort to go to and experience.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Cruised here on way to Waiheke Island. Lots to see and worth a trip on one of the ferries. Beautiful in the sun and the rain.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Was a great day out living the dream clear sky's water and family what more could you ask for in one day trip let the good times roll indeed though I think if you lived there it could have a different feel still

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Yes 7yrs of living here says a lot. Such a beautiful place to live and raise your kids. So many places to be blown away by. Numerous out standing beaches to choose from, with an abundance of parks to choose from. Plenty of fishing areas or though some areas are protected. Long bay beach is by far a favourite of... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

You can catch a ferry from Downtown Auckland to Devonport its about 20minutes to other side of Harbour delightful shops, restaurants, beach walks, soo nice and close to Auckland City. Or catch the ferry to Waiheke Island takes 40minutes, vineyards, walks, beaches, art galley,Zip Liner over there beautiful island hire a bike and do the island, or bus, surf beach... More 

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