Auckland & the Hauraki Gulf

Auckland’s sheltered and beautiful cruising location, the Hauraki Gulf, has so many unique islands to explore.

Waiheke Island

Sail to the home of over 30 vineyards and tuck into a quiet bay. Spend the afternoon wine tasting, bathing, reading or wake boarding.Then later watch the sun set over the harbour as you settle into your evening on board.

Rangitoto, Motutapu and Motuihe Islands

Scenic walks and idyllic secluded beaches are what you should expect on these three islands located nearest to the city. Walk to the crater of Auckland’s youngest volcano, Rangitoto, for the best 360 degree views in the region.

Aotea - Great Barrier Island

Thriving wildlife and pristine beaches, Great Barrier Island is a natural paradise. Pods of dolphins are often spotted in the many bays and coves of this beautiful untouched island. If you’re lucky enough you might just get to swim with them. Go for a nature hike to crystal clear waterfalls and swimming holes and spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the west coast harbours of the island.

Kawau Island

A unique island rich in history. Kawau is one of the largest islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Early settlement in the 1860s by New Zealand’s most important figure at the time, Sir George Grey gives Kawau a heritage worth exploring. Mansion House, an old copper mine, stunning bays, exotic plants and wildlife are the must sees of this pristine island.