The Hauraki Gulf is truly one of Auckland’s finest crowning jewels. The Hauraki Gulf is studded with more than 50 islands and numerous beaches. Most of the Hauraki Gulf is part of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and is full of marine life including dolphins, whales and orcas. Many of the stunning islands in the Gulf are refuges for endangered species, are stunning volcanic islands, or are breathtaking resort islands. more
Activities in the Hauraki Gulf include fishing, diving, sailing (Auckland is after all known as the ‘City of Sails’), swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and exploring its diverse islands. Explore the young dormant Rangitoto Island volcanic island that dominates the view of the Gulf from Auckland, or relax and sample the fine wines on Waiheke Island, alternatively travel far out into the Gulf and hike the large rugged island of Great Barrier Island.
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Mobile-friendly - Auckland's Ultimate Sightseeing Adventure. Air Auckland is Auckland's fixed wing scenic flight specialist. If you really want to see Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf there's no better way than from above. Based at Ardmore Airport and Waiheke Island Airfield, Air Auckland is well positioned to offer a stunning array of scenic flights and transfer flights.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Auckland Sea Shuttles, a professionally chartered water taxi service in the Hauraki Gulf, making Auckland and its neighbouring islands accessible for you to enjoy. We'll take you where you want, when you want. We can take you on family days out, fishing and diving trips, even out around the harbour at night for fabulous view of the city!
Mobile-friendly - Share our unique sea safari- unforgettable from the moment you leave our central city wharf! Experience the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild marine animals and rare birds in their natural habitat. Learn from marine researchers on board, working to protect the whales, dolphins and their fragile home. Discover Today. Protect for Tomorrow.
Mobile-friendly - Bounty Hunter captain - Aaron Covacich brings more than 22 years of hands-on-experience in the charter fishing industry. 'World famous in New Zealand', Aaron has extensive knowledge of the best fishing locations in the wider Hauraki Gulf region including The Mokohinau Islands, Great Barrier and Little Barrier and Kawau Islands. Aaron is dedicated to providing you an exceptional adventure.
Claris Retro Caravan provides her guests with Unique Kiwiana retro experience. In the true sense of a relaxing, laid-back hideaway, we relocate her to one of the pohutukawa coasts clifftop parks where you can watch the sun setting on the horizon in front of you, swim the pristine beaches of the hauraki gulf or relax and enjoy the escape-from-reality.
Coromandel Fishing Charters specialise in affordable fishing experiences that give you the opportunity to catch snapper and other New Zealand fish species. Our modern vessel Joint Venture is comfortable, fast and the ideal fishing platform. Our charters depart from Hannaford's Wharf which is located in Te Kouma (only 10 minutes from Coromandel Town).
Auckland's premier adventure experience, EcoZip Adventures offers state-of-the-art flying fox ziplines and an eco-immersive forest walk on breathtaking Waiheke Island. Three 200m dual flying fox ziplines will fly you smoothly side-by-side into a stunning tract of native forest. You'll enjoy the full Waiheke experience with complimentary pick up from the island ferry and a range of drop-off locations afterward.
Mobile-friendly - The elegant 30-seat DC-3 provides a nostalgic way to fly. On Saturdays and Sundays, the DC-3 is a familiar sight and sound in Auckland skies, operating scheduled 30-minute scenic flights from Ardmore. Day or overnight charters available Monday-Sunday. (Wine tours, air shows, concerts, sports and more). See our Web site for flight information.
Mobile-friendly - Explore Auckland's amazing outer Hauraki Gulf with fully guided and catered charters to Great Barrier Island, Little Barrier, the Hen & Chicken Islands and Mokohinau Island group. Sight-see, dive, snorkel, kayak, bird watch and learn about the Gulf’s amazing ecology and conservation efforts. Complimentary use of snorkel gear including masks, fins and wetsuits and use of 2 sit-on-top kayaks.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy a romantic weekend away, corporate retreat, wedding destination, holiday with the family or a short break with friends. It doesn't matter what excuse you use to spend more time on the truly unique, scenic and historic wonderland of Kawau Island, or destinations in the greater Hauraki Gulf, Kawau Water Taxis & Kawau Cruises can ensure a hassle-free occasion.
Mobile-friendly - A "Must Do" activity during your stay in Auckland. Segway is FUN, it's easy, we'll teach you how, and in the Historic Village of Devonport - only a 12minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland - you get to explore the history and enjoy the BEST views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. Shop 19 (next to Fullers Ferry Ticket Office)
We are truly privileged to live here, we love providing accommodation and sharing this place with our guests. Rakautata loosely translates to 'standing trees' and the native New Zealand bush that provides a backdrop to our B & B is truly beautiful – full of native birds. We provide two large sunny rooms each have a Queen-sized bed and tiled ensuite.
Step aboard 'French Connection' and learn to sail in luxury on a modern 32' Beneteau yacht. Sail among the 50 idyllic islands that make up Auckland's Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. RYA Courses for beginners to advanced. Gain an international qualification. Learning to sail is made easy with a variety of options. Half and full-day charters are also available.
Mobile-friendly - Discover and experience the real Auckland as locals do with SEEN AUCKLAND. Enjoy private, unforgettable, Auckland tours and experiences with a local guide, expert in Auckland's sights and lifestyle. Bespoke urban and country tours, often along unexpected routes, guarantee you unique and exclusive experiences. Half, Full and Multi day tour options for Auckland and beyond. Anything is possible. Enquire now.
Mobile-friendly - The Beach House offers a unique slice of New Zealand paradise with laidback luxury. Experience the serene waters under the spreading branches of an ancient Pohutukawa. Available for your exclusive use we have accommodation in eleven well-appointed rooms in relaxed opulence. We can cater for weddings or small conferences, fishing charters or as a corporate retreat. A grand experience.
Mobile-friendly - Looking for something a little different? Whether it's wildlife or nightlife you're after our beautiful 65ft vessel ‘Dolphin Explorer’ is now available for customised wildlife trips, harbour cruises and private events direct from Auckland city. Comfortably hosting up to 100x passengers, fully licensed and with catering options available, the ‘Dolphin Explorer’ provides the ideal option for your next get together.
Mobile-friendly - Superb self-contained and serviced waterfront units. Restaurant, bistro bar and alfresco dining. Hospitality is our business. Conference, fishing packages and honeymoons. 30 minutes by air from Auckland. Tariff: NZ$135-NZ$250 per night for two persons, then NZ$50 per extra persons.
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Tomás Ford's Crap Music Rave Party!
International party icon Tomás Ford brings his hit comedy DJ night to Auckland for a huge one-off party. The worlds' most hyperactive request DJ, Tomás spins all the songs you love to hate. It's a hilarious night of ...
Where: Galatos, Newton, Auckland
Address: 17 Galatos St, Newton, Auckland
From: 8:00pm on Friday 22nd March 2019
To: 1:00am on Saturday 23rd March 2019
AAF: Ka Tito Au - Kupe's Heroic Journey
A lively, ingenious retelling of the adventures of Kupe in Aotearoa. Be swept along by the voyage of Kupe, the great Pacific explorer and navigator, in this richly imagined solo show by writer and poet Apirana ...
Where: Piritahi Marae, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Address: Tahatai Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland
From: 7:00pm on Friday 22nd March 2019
To: 7:50pm on Friday 22nd March 2019
Following on from the award-winning sold-out season of their dance theatre show, "Lalelei", the Sau E Siva Creative Team are back in the kava bowl mixing up a fresh batch of goodness with their latest dance theatre work, ...
Where: Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Mangere, Auckland
Address: Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland
From: 8:00pm on Tuesday 19th March 2019
To: 9:15pm on Saturday 23rd March 2019
Measure for Measure
Presented by the Pop-up Globe Nottingham's Company “I have seen corruption boil and bubble / Till it o'er-run the stew…” Are you ready for the Shakespearean Moulin Rouge? Join our all-singing, all-dancing ...
Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie, Auckland
Address: The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 9th February 2019
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 14th April 2019
Brand new circus on its very first tour in New Zealand. Cirque Grande - all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe. It brings a fresh and exciting new look to the circus in NZ. You ...
Where: Cirque Big Top, New Lynn, Auckland
Address: Cnr Astley Avenue & Neville Street, New Lynn, Auckland
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 14th March 2019
To: 6:30pm on Sunday 31st March 2019
The Classic Comedy Allstars
Friday and Saturday our Comedy Allstars take the stage at NZ's home of live comedy. 4 to 5 comedians in a 2 hour show featuring a selection of headliners and rising stars. This is our most popular show - be sure to ...
Where: The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland
Address: 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
From: 7:20pm on Friday 4th January 2019
To: 9:30pm on Saturday 2nd November 2019
The Classic Late and Live
The late show live and loud on the weekends. Ideal late night entertainment after dinner or for those night owls looking for a laugh. Also a great option if you miss out on the earlier Comedy ...
Where: The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland
Address: 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
From: 10:00pm on Friday 4th January 2019
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 2nd November 2019
Spookers R16 2019
Open every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm-last entry 10 pm. Spookers is strictly R16, no photo ID, no entry. Spookers is a live entertainment experience in which the victims (you!) move through theatrically themed ...
Where: Spookers, Karaka, Auckland
Address: 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka, Auckland
From: 8:00pm on Friday 4th January 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 28th December 2019
The Sarawak Tour
Slumberjack returns to Australia & New Zealand in the spring for the highly anticipated Sarawak Tour. Don't miss your chance to experience their live show with brand new music and production. Sign up for the mailing ...
Where: Studio, Newton, Auckland
Address: 340 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland
From: 10:00pm on Friday 22nd March 2019
To: 11:59pm on Friday 22nd March 2019
Movies in Parks: Paddington 2
Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. He has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his ...
Where: Mairangi Bay Park, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Address: Ramsgate Tce, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
From: 5:40pm on Friday 22nd March 2019
To: 9:30pm on Friday 22nd March 2019