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.
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.
Welcome to Jet ski Rental. We operate from Takapuna beach. We supply maps, anchor, life jackets, marine radio, dry bags and all you need for a hour or a day on the water. New 2017/18 Yamaha 3 seater jet skis. In business since 2006. Up to 6 jet skis on the beach. Call one day in advance to book.
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)
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.
Join Wild Adventures New Zealand's hiking tour escaping from the city to one of Auckland's secret gems, Duder Regional Park. This coastal park provides unparalleled 360-degree views. In just a few hours you'll experience almost everything New Zealand has to offer from the bustling city to a nature lover's playground filled with pristine beaches, native bush and classic Kiwi farmland.
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Big Wednesday - Fresh Comedy
The Home of Live Comedy is coming of age. The Classic celebrates 21 years with a Month of It in Mocktober. Big Wednesday is fresh comedy night with Guest MC plus 10+ comedians packed into a quickfire show of fresh ...
Where: The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland
Address: 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
From: 7:50pm on Wednesday 9th January 2019
To: 10:00pm on Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Much Ado About Nothing
Presented by the Pop-up Globe Northumberland's Company. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.” The Pop-up Globe Northumberland's Company presents Shakespeare’s hilarious ...
Where: Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie, Auckland
Address: The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland
From: 7:00pm on Sunday 8th December 2019
To: 11:59pm on Sunday 1st March 2020
Summer Fun Pre-School Play
Come and join us for some fun and entertainment with our huge selection of Pre-School Play toys! Summer Fun is back and we are so looking forward to this season. Meet, greet, play, mingle - Summer Fun is a great way to ...
Where: Seine Rd Reserve, Forrest Hill, Auckland
Address: Seine Rd, Forrest Hill, Auckland
From: 10:00am on Wednesday 18th December 2019
To: 12:00pm on Monday 2nd March 2020
ActivZone Summer Skate Camp
Spend your summer school holidays with us! Our skate camp classes are back for the summer. These are the perfect classes to level up your skills and have fun in our games organised by our coaches. 2 weeks ...
Where: Active Zone Indoor Arena, Glenfield, Auckland
Address: 30 Downing Street, Glenfield, Auckland
From: 9:00am on Monday 16th December 2019
To: 11:00am on Friday 31st January 2020
Morning Kick Boxing
Bring yourself (and someone) for a Kick-ass-Core workout. You will: - Kick some serious butt - Box out your stress - Tone that core - Burn a bunch calories (so plan a protein-heavy brunch afterwards!) - Wear ...
Where: SPARTAFIT, Northcote, Auckland
Address: 45 Woodside Ave, Northcote, Auckland
From: 9:30am on Wednesday 20th November 2019
To: 10:30am on Wednesday 29th January 2020
Dare to Explore Summer Holiday Programmes
Kia Māia te Whai - Dare to Explore summer holiday activities, past, present, future. Explore the past with Moa, make a kindness rock for Kihikihi and join us to make some summer slushies. Come along and meet our ...
Where: Papatoetoe War Memorial Library, Papatoetoe, Auckland
Address: 30 Wallace Road (Parking off St George Street look for library sign), Papatoetoe, Auckland
From: 3:30pm on Monday 9th December 2019
To: 4:30pm on Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Mini Marine Biologist 3 Day Kids Holiday Program
Mini Marine Biologist 3 Day Programs. For kids ages 7 to 14. Calling for all you budding Marine Biologists! Saltwater Eco are passionate about getting kids immersed in and excited about our local marine ...
Where: Matakana Coast, Auckland, Matakana, Auckland
Address: Matakana Coast, Various Locations
From: 9:00am on Monday 16th December 2019
To: 11:00am on Friday 24th January 2020
Devonport Jets Run
An event with appeal to both serious runners and families with the 3km course appealing to the younger contingent + parents and the 5km & monthly 10KM routes offering more challenge. All routes follow the beautiful ...
Where: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport, Auckland
Address: 64 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland
From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019
To: 7:00pm on Wednesday 1st April 2020
Kids Surf 3 Day Holiday Programs
Catch the surf bug with this epic 3 Day Kids Surf Camp, run from Omaha Beach our great child friendly surf location. Saltwater Eco are passionate about getting kids immersed in and excited about our local marine ...
Where: Omaha Beach, Omaha, Auckland
Address: Omaha Beach, Omaha, Auckland
From: 2:00pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019
To: 4:00pm on Wednesday 22nd January 2020
School Holiday Programme
Creating exciting experiences for your child during the holidays at YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre. The last thing any child wants to do is to waste their holidays doing something boring! That’s why our ...
Where: YMCA Ellerslie, Ellerslie, Auckland
Address: 46 Michaels Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland
From: 7:00am on Monday 16th December 2019
To: 6:00pm on Friday 31st January 2020