Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Gulf Islands in Auckland

Hauraki Gulf and Islands

Discover Auckland's Hauraki Gulf and Islands
​Discover tranquil islands lined with golden-sand beaches, sip on fine wine on the ‘island of wine’, or go kayaking, sailing or dolphin spotting.

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Island beaches are unpatrolled beaches. Stay safe - never swim or surf alone.


Water Safety

Visitors and locals alike enjoy the vast range of aquatic activities that the Auckland environment offers, whether at the beach, lake, river or pool, boating, fishing or diving.  Please be aware that water presents a potential hazard, for safety steps you can take when enjoying yourself in, on and under the water please click here.

The Water Safety Code

1. Be prepared
2. Watch out for yourself and others
3. Be aware of the dangers
4. Know your limits

Beach Safety

Auckland beaches are beautiful and are great places to visit but please be aware they can present a potential hazard - for safety steps you can take when enjoying yourself at Auckland’s beaches please visit Water Safety New Zealand. Surf Life Saving New Zealand patrol over 80 of New Zealand’s busiest beaches each summer, please click here. Always swim between the red and yellow patrol flags as they identify the safest area to swim when an active lifesaving patrol is on the beach. Never swim or surf alone on an unpatrolled beach.

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