Hauraki Gulf

The Hauraki Gulf, or Tikapa Moana, is a gulf covering over 4000 square kilometers and lies between Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island. Hauraki is Maori for north wind.

Lying in the gulf is Waiheke Island which is a popular spot for a weekend getaway and is home to over 30 vineyards. Waiheke Island also offers sensational views back over the Hauraki Gulf to both Auckland and out to the Coromandel Peninsula.

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The island volcano of Rangitoto is a prolific feature of the Hauraki Gulf.
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The rolling green hills of Waiheke Island, the Blue of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland city in the distance.

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