Hauraki Gulf Islands To Go to By Boat – Half 2

In Half 1 of this collection we mentioned 4 implausible islands situated within the Hauraki Gulf off Auckland Metropolis, New Zealand. The Hauraki Gulf is taken into account top-of-the-line boating areas within the nation. Teeming with marine life, together with dolphins, penguins and whales, and filled with historical past, the easiest way to discover these islands is by personal boat. This text discusses three extra unbelievable locations it’s best to contemplate visiting.

Rakino Island

Solely 20 kilometres north-east of Auckland Metropolis and two kilometres from Motutapu, the 150 hectare Rakino is house to solely 16 everlasting residents and 76 dwellings. Rakino has beautiful seashores, together with Sandy Bay, that are price a go to for a household picnic. Like all of the islands within the Hauraki Gulf, Rakino has had a diverse previous, together with the world’s first photo voltaic powered phone which continues to be in use at this time. There are a number of protected anchorages together with Woody Bay and West Bay.

The Noises

Positioned 25 kilometres north-east of downtown Auckland, the Noises are a group of privately owned rocky islands. There are three major islands, Otata, Motuhoropapa and Maria. The islands aren’t completely inhabited, and the waters round them are breeding grounds for fish. The Noises intensive reefs are in style with divers, and in notably underwater photographers. Fishermen additionally contemplate this space top-of-the-line locations to drop a line, with large snapper being caught off these shores. Most boaties have a tendency to go to Otata Island, anchorage is daytime solely and there’s no wharf boat parts for sale.


Up till lately Rotoroa was utilized by the Salvation Military as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility. This facility closed in 2005 and Rotoroa was then gifted to Auckland in 2010 by philanthropists, opening to the general public in 2011. A re-vegetation challenge has begun on the island and a chapel, schoolhouse and jail are all within the strategy of being restored. The intention is to show Rotoroa into an arts, heritage and conservation park for the folks of New Zealand. There are 4 lovely seashores on the island, and a wharf at Residence Bay. There’s a $5 per individual entrance/touchdown charge to help with the conservation programme, or boaties can buy an annual boat cross.

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