Stretching from Auckland to the Coromandel Peninsula, the Hauraki Gulf is home to stunning coastlines, marine reserves and more than 50 unique islands. Visit Auckland’s seaside suburbs in the inner Waitemata Harbour, or cruise to one of the emerald islands further offshore. Sip your way through island wineries, climb to the summit of a 600-year-old volcano, visit pristine beaches, or encounter native wildlife on conservation islands. We invite you to explore the Gulf’s most sought-after destinations with us.

discover Waiheke Island

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  • Half day or full day
  • Our most popular destination, Waiheke Island is home to 30 boutique wineries
  • Vineyard restaurants offering culinary indulgence
  • Beaches and coastal walking trails with stunning views
  • Quirky galleries, art studios and gift shops to explore
  • Plenty of opportunities for adventure, including ziplining, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting and more
  • Journey 40 min ferry journey
  • Ferry Cost Adult $38 Child $20

Discover Rangitoto Island

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  • Half day
  • Journey to the volcanic Rangitoto Island, the most iconic landmark in Auckland’s skyline
  • 600-year-old volcanic terrain and lava caves, perfect for exploring
  • Stunning panoramic views from the summit, accessible by a walking track through lava fields
  • Optional guided tour on a rugged 4WD road train
  • Home to historic baches and the world’s largest Pohutukawa forest
  • Journey 25 min ferry journey
  • Ferry Cost Adult $33 Child $16.50

discover Tiritiri Matangi Island

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  • Full day
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island is a thriving wildlife sanctuary for native and endangered birds
  • Recommended 90-minute guided walk to identify species and their calls
  • Plenty of walking tracks through native bush and to the beautiful Hobbs Beach
  • Up-close views of little blue penguins in their nesting boxes
  • Home to New Zealand’s oldest lighthouse
  • Journey 75 min ferry journey
  • Ferry Cost Adult $75* Child $45*
*Departing Auckland

discover Rotoroa Island

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  • Full day
  • An island away, Rotoroa is an important conservation island home to endangered wildlife
  • Museum and heritage buildings preserving the island’s rich history as New Zealand’s first addition treatment centre
  • Beautiful walking tracks, lookout points and pristine beaches – perfect for a picnic or BBQ
  • Boutique overnight accommodation in vintage holiday homes
  • Journey 75 min ferry journey
  • Ferry Cost Adult $52 Child $30

discover Devonport

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  • Half day
  • Devonport is a historic seaside town with picturesque Victorian villas, quaint cafés, restaurants, galleries and shops
  • Beautiful skyline views from North Head and Mount Victoria volcanic cones
  • Perfect picnic spot at Cheltenham Beach, with views to Rangitoto Island
  • Home to the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum and Royal New Zealand Naval Base
  • Journey 12 min ferry journey
  • Ferry Cost Adult $12.50 Child $7.50

discover Coromandel

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  • Full day or overnight
  • Coromandel Town is the perfect gateway for exploring the peninsula’s stunning natural surroundings
  • Historic gold mining town with unique heritage buildings
  • Great cafés with local seafood, plus colourful art galleries and studios
  • Tours to Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Driving Creek Railway, The Lost Spring spa and more
  • Journey 2hr ferry journey
  • Ferry Cost Adult $75* Child $45*
*Same day return, departing Auckland. Other fares are available.

discover Motutapu Island

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  • Full day
  • Multiple walking tracks along the coast and the island interior
  • Historic Reid Homestead Farm
  • Stunning views of Auckland harbour
  • Journey 35 min ferry journey
  • Ferry Cost Adult $35 Child $18

discover Auckland City

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  • Half day
  • Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city
  • Perfect base for visiting the Hauraki Gulf islands or cruising the harbour
  • Bustling city centre and hub for shopping, dining and entertainment
  • Home to the iconic Sky Tower, urban beaches, Coast-to-Coast Walkway and more

Other commuter destinations

For more ferry pick up points across the Inner Harbour and beyond click on our other commuter destinations to find out more.

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