Hauraki Gulf

Hauraki Gulf
Auckland, Auckland
Auckland's lifestyle and character are influenced by its proximity to the Hauraki Gulf with the islands of Rangitoto, Waiheke, Tiritiri Matangi and Kawau all relatively close to the City. Little Barrier and Great Barrier Islands are in the outer Gulf. Ferries allow visitors to reach these islands as well as Devonport across the Waitemata Harbour from Auckland City.

More than 22 species of whales and dolphins have been recorded in the gulf. Common and bottlenose dolphins, Bryde’s whales and pilot whales are the most often sighted, with sei and minke whales also seen. Humpback whales pass through on their way to the Antarctic in summer and on their return in winter to their tropical breeding grounds in the South Pacific.

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