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Hauraki Gulf Islands Tours and Activities

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Located off the coast of Auckland, Hauraki Gulf’s 16 beautiful islands are ideal for outdoor activities like walking, horse riding, swimming, and dolphin- and whale-watching. From the vineyards of Waiheke to the hiking trails of Rangitoto, the birdwatching of Tiritiri Matangi to the secluded hot springs of Great Barrier, each of the islands offers something special.

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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71.35
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US$71.35
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

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Secure a limited ticket to Tiritiri Matangi island, a protected sanctuary for rare and endangered bird species of New Zealand. A 75-minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf brings you to the island preserve, where you have the day to stroll the trails and enjoy the coastline after a ranger orientation. Gain a deeper understanding of Tiritiri Matangi’s role in preserving birdlife with an optional 1.5-hour guided hike.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.10
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US$59.10
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Waiheke Island: Zipline And Forest Walk

Waiheke Island: Zipline And Forest Walk

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Soar through the treetops of Waiheke Island on a zipline tour with aerial views of the Hauraki Gulf. After a quick ferry from Auckland, your half-day tour of Waiheke Island starts with a brief overview of the idyllic island by minivan and ends with an interpretive bushland walk. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure a more personalized experience in a small group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.97
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US$92.97
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Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter: Hammerhead Experience from Warkworth

Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter: Hammerhead Experience from Warkworth

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Enjoy two dives in the Hauraki Gulf on this charter scuba diving tour from Warkworth. As you explore the waters off the coast of New Zealand's North Island, you'll have the chance to see juvenile hammerhead sharks who migrate past the outer islands on their way to the Pacific. This dive is designed for open-water-certified divers who have logged at least 10 dives; beginner divers may participate only if you pay for a dive guide (own expense).
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$196.76
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Private Auckland Half Day Tour

Private Auckland Half Day Tour

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Experience the best sights of Auckland City and the marine village of Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore on a Private Luxury Tour just for you. Be amazed by spectacular views of ancient volcanoes, the beautiful Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, drive across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and explore some of Auckland’s most famous beaches.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$356.76
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Private Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

Private Essence of Waiheke Wine Tour

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Escape for the day to Waiheke, New Zealand’s "Island of Wine". Enjoy a relaxing and informative day on Waiheke in the safe hands of a knowledgeable guide.  You will visit three of Waiheke’s top vineyards and sample a range of their wines. Along the way, enjoy a scenic drive with live commentary to learn about the island’s history, geography, people and culture. After your wine-tasting experience, sit back, relax and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the ferry or your accommodation. Lunch is at your own expense.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$285.94
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Hauraki Gulf Eco Sailing Adventure

Hauraki Gulf Eco Sailing Adventure

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Discover the outer Hauraki Gulf aboard the 41-foot catamaran Pacific Star, with daily departures from Waiheke Island. We’ll stop at a pest-free island for a guided walk, plus you’ll have opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding. Our guide will help you learn about the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, its islands and people. You’ll spot seabirds and may see dolphins, and even whales, as we glide along with the wind in our sails. This unique eco adventure is the only day sailing trip offered in the outer gulf and departing from Waiheke Island. If you’d like to take the helm or help us trim the sails, skipper Bruce will be happy to show you the ropes. Your itinerary will depend on the wind direction and weather, so that we can give you the most enjoyable and comfortable experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$266.36
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US$266.36
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Auckland Rangitoto Island Guided Sunset Kayaking Tour

Auckland Rangitoto Island Guided Sunset Kayaking Tour

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Paddle a kayak through Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, then step on the shore for a 45-minute guided walk to the Rangitoto crater, where you'll enjoy panoramic views of Auckland's skyline. This 6-hour evening sunset tour is led by a kayaking and hiking guide, which ensures that you can focus on the scenery and the activities rather than navigation and directions. You'll learn much more about the geography, flora, and fauna of the region than you would by exploring independently.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.32
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Exclusive sailing charter from Waiheke Island

Exclusive sailing charter from Waiheke Island

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IMPORTANT: TO BOOK THIS CHARTER, PLEASE SET THE NUMBER OF TRAVELERS = 1. YOU CAN BRING UP TO 11 FRIENDS WITH YOU! Discover the outer Hauraki Gulf aboard the 41-foot catamaran Pacific Star, with daily departures from Waiheke Island. Your charter is for exclusive use of the yacht with two crew (captain and host). We can stop at a pest-free island for a guided walk, plus you’ll have opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding. Our guide will help you learn about the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, its islands and people. You’ll spot seabirds and may see dolphins, and even whales, as we glide along with the wind in our sails. This is the only day sailing trip offered in the outer gulf and departing from Waiheke Island. If you’d like to take the helm or help us trim the sails, skipper Bruce will show you the ropes. Your itinerary will depend on the wind direction and weather, so that we can give you the most enjoyable and comfortable experience.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$2,271.84
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Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise and Waiheke Island Wine Tasting

Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise and Waiheke Island Wine Tasting

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Explore Auckland and the yacht-filled harbours of the ‘City of Sails’ on this full-day shore excursion, including wine tasting on Waiheke Island. In the morning, an informative guide takes you sightseeing in the city center — including Queen Street and the Tamaki Drive waterfront — followed by a ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf for a relaxing afternoon at three notable vineyards. Port pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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US$166.32
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Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter to Little Barrier Island

Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter to Little Barrier Island

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Nestled in the mouth of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, Little Barrier Island is a protected reserve known for its undisturbed wildlife, both on land and underwater. On this full-day dive trip designed for experienced divers, sail out from Warkworth and go on two separate tank dives in the waters around Little Barrier Island. Swim with the wide range of marine life that lives in the area – you might get to see dolphins or even whales!
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$189.55
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US$189.55
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Fishing charter - Hauraki Gulf

Fishing charter - Hauraki Gulf

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The Captain is a unique kiwi with a friendly and helpful disposition. Over the years I have been referred to as Captain Lozza and it’s stuck. I have been fishing these waters for the past 20 years in a variety of vessels and I am very familiar with the Hauraki Gulf which makes the sightseeing option one that won't leave clients disappointed. I have been lucky to have learnt from the best, he has vast experience as a commercial and recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. As is the case with most traditional hunting disciplines, the Master passes on his skills and knowledge to the apprentice. I was the apprentice for many years, also learning from other great anglers and after completing my SRL Skippers ticket last year I have graduated to Master. I know a lot about fishing and guarantee to show you a good time and will do my best to assist you in landing the big one! Let me customise your experience to ignite your fishing or sightseeing pleasure!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,173.50
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Nature, Ocean and Towns Experience from East to West Coast in Auckland

Nature, Ocean and Towns Experience from East to West Coast in Auckland

The east and west coasts of New Zealand are dramatically different, and because Auckland is located in a very skinny part of the country, it’s easy to reach both coasts from the city. On this convenient day trip you’ll experience the best of both. Chill out on the calm, white-sand beaches of the east, and explore the rugged nature of the wind-swept coastline of the west. This is an ideal tour for travelers who want to experience a lot in a short stay.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.07
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Full-Day Hauraki Gulf Conservation Cruise

Full-Day Hauraki Gulf Conservation Cruise

Join naturalist Olive Andrews for a special day discovering the oceanography of the Hauraki Gulf, its natural history and the biology of marine life including seabirds, marine mammals and fish. Olive is a marine mammal researcher, ocean policy expert and polar guide, who lives on Waiheke Island. Our conservation cruises include a visit to the gannet colony on Horuhoru Rock, home to 2500 nesting pairs and one of only five such sites in New Zealand. The Hauraki Gulf is known as the seabird capital of New Zealand and is also home to resident and migratory megafauna including dolphins, orca, Bryde's whale, fin whales, sei whales and pygmy blue whales. Experience the underwater soundscape via a hydrophone and perhaps meet dolphins and orcas. The cruise is perfect for children (8+) and adults alike. It includes a delicious lunch, plus we'll anchor in a secluded bay accessible only by boat, for some swimming, snorkelling, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$266.36
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Should I book Hauraki Gulf Islands tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hauraki Gulf Islands can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hauraki Gulf Islands 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hauraki Gulf Islands costs USD 59.10. Guided Hauraki Gulf Islands tours start around USD 59.10 per person.
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