Hauraki Gulf

奥克兰的豪拉基湾排名1.2 million hectare marine playground for Aucklanders and visitors alike.  50多个岛屿的壮观美景, seemingly endless bays, 常被遗弃的田园诗般的海滩, scarlet-splashed pohutakawa forests and the natural backdrop in general of sweeping sand, 清澈的大海和湛蓝的天空非常吸引人.

Water Activities:

有丰富的海洋野生动物, 稀有的海鸟和种类繁多的鱼类, in the year 2000, this tapestry of marine ecosystems became the country's first national park of the sea.  Today, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park has five separate marine reserves that fall under its protective umbrella.

For visitors, there are opportunites to venture into the park and observe whales and dolphins up close.  Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari offer eco-safari trips on their purpose-built research vessel the 'Dolphin Explorer'.
It is also considered water activities heaven by many - not hard to understand once you factor in the sheltered nature of the inner gulf, numerous harbours and the semi-shallow coastal environment.  Here, you can snorkel, dive, kayak, paddle board, surf, sail, sip local wine, fish for your lunch, visit military relics or explore a dormant volcano. 逃避和宁静都是这里的关键词.

Hauraki Gulf Islands:

For many visitors though, it's about hopping on a ferry and exploring Auckland's Hauraki Gulf Islands.  We've therefore created a guide to the most popular islands that can all be reached by regular ferry service or water taxi.

Waiheke Island
怀赫克是夏威夷的一个岛屿郊区 Auckland, the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf and only 35 minutes from Auckland by ferry.  通常被称为“葡萄酒之岛”, Waiheke has over 20 established vineyards that offer tours, lunch, wine tasting and sales.  Read more.

Great Barrier Island
The largest of the Gulf islands is a 30 minute plane ride from Auckland or, 你可以选择一种快速轮渡服务.  景点包括一系列丛林步道, numerous water activities, horse riding, bird watching and golf.  Read more.

Rangitoto Island
Rangitoto is always visible from the mainland and is a mere 8 kilometre northeast of the city.  The island has the largest Pohutukawa forest in the world while the summit enjoys spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland city.  Read more.

Motutapu Island
Motutapu Island is a natural island in the Hauraki Gulf, 11km from Auckland.  Walks, war relics and a campground plus amazing natural scenery await you in this conservation wonderland.  Read more.

Tiritiri Matangi Island
Tiritiri Matangi是一个开放的自然保护区, 30km from Auckland and a popular day trip for birdwatchers and conservationists.  See New Zealand's oldest working lighthouse, plus dozens of species of birds and trees.  Read more.

Saddle Island
Tiny island with idyllic beach and famous 500m long reef.  非常适合水上运动、日光浴和野餐.  沃克沃斯沙嘴的船.  90 mins from Auckland CBD.  Read more.

Kawau Island
Kawau Island was named after the birds who call this island home.  The island is the former residence of Sir George Grey, who built the Mansion House here in the 1860s.  Visitors can wander around this magnificent building and get a very real sense of Victorian island life.  Read more.

Motuora Island
Conservation island in the Hauraki Gulf, famous for its kiwi sanctuary. Isolated beaches, amazing clifftop walks with beautiful views, and places to camp overnight.  90 mins from Auckland.  Read more.

Rotoroa Island
Rotoroa is a small island just east of Waiheke, famous for its arts and heritage attractions.  A beautiful oasis just 75 minutes ferry crossing from downtown Auckland, 岛上有一个展览中心, sandy beaches, 布什步道和一些保存完好的建筑.  Read more.

Browns Island
Amazing 'mini-volcanic' island in the Hauraki Gulf, just 11km from Auckland CBD.  Centuries-old campsites and Maori pa settlements still remain.  Read more.

Motuihe Island
Motuihe Island is a conservation island in Waitemata Harbour, 从奥克兰市中心乘船30分钟即可到达.  以前是战俘营和检疫站, 这个岛现在拥有海滩, forests, 稀有的鸟类和美妙的散步.  Read more.

Rakino Island
Gorgeous little island northeast of Auckland in the Hauraki Gulf. Holiday homes available, great walks, superb beaches and unrivalled views from every angle.  从奥克兰乘渡轮45分钟.  Read more.