Hauraki Gulf Islands
More than 50 islands lie in the Hauraki Gulf, forming the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC). Many of the islands are nature reserves, home to endangered plants and birds, and public access to these is restricted. Others are public reserves that can be reached by ferry, and a few are privately owned.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Great Barrier Island
Great Barrier Island known, also as Aotea, is the largest in the gulf with a population of around 1,100, and…Learn More >
You can see rare native birds up close at Tiritiri Matangi, a bird sanctuary open to the public and accessible…Learn More >
Once Waiheke was a sleepy summer vacation retreat, and hippie haven, with beach houses dotting its edges. Now you'll find…Learn More >