The Hauraki Gulf is a vast adventure playground right on Aucklands doorstep, and makes up part of the Pacific Ocean. The Gulf is a mainly sheltered body of water with large Islands including Great Barriers Island and Little Barrier Island and also the Coromandel Peninsula providing cover from the Pacific and most wind directions, mainly exposed to Northerly winds.
There are three main channels that join the Pacific Ocean to the Hauraki Gulf, these are the Cradock channel, Jellicoe Channel and the Colville channel.
Several mainland Peninsulas jut in to the Gulf with the Whangaparaoa Peninsula being the main one and our location beach is situated half way down the peninsula on the North side.
The Hauraki Gulf has over 50 Islands from the large inhabited ones like Great Barrier, Waiheke and Kawau to the smaller secluded Islands like Beehive and Saddle that are only a couple of hundred feet across.
The Hauraki Gulf also has several Regional Parks that meet its waters and each one has walking tracks that give stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf and its Islands.
The Hauraki Gulf is abundant with fish and other wildlife and it's common to see Dolphins and Whales all year round. The Gulf also offer some world class fishing spots and large game fish can be found in the deeper regions.
A large number of the Hauraki Gulf Islands are official and unofficial wildlife and bird sanctuaries including Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora and others.
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