Islands are bathed in sunshine. Wildlife thrives on the land and in the sea. Stories are shared and wine is savoured.

We are so lucky to have the Hauraki Gulf and its islands right on our doorstep, so get out and make the most of it. Whether you’re a nature lover, water baby, bird watcher, adventure seeker or even a wine connoisseur (or all of the above),  the gulf provides.

From kayaking to wine tasting, walking trails to five-star island dining, here are some top to-dos in the Hauraki Gulf.

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“A day trip to Kawau, Rangitoto or Waiheke just makes your weekend feel so much longer.”

Sir John Kirwan

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