Auckland sprawls over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. It's no surprise that one in three Auckland households owns a boat. The reason is the Hauraki Gulf - Tikapa Moana, a brilliant maritime playground right on the city's doorstep.
The gulf is also the destination for fishing, sailing, dolphin and whale watching, cruising, kitesurfing, kayaking and surfing.
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Be spellbound by the spectacle of Dolphin and Whale watching playing in thew water from the safety of your boat..
Auckland has an abundance of great kitesurfing locations for getting out on the water .
Whether it's sailing on board a Sailing with the ancestors, experience the thrill of Americas Cup Match racing or cruising the Waitemata Harbour on a Pride of Auckland yacht, there's no shortage of options .
Auckland is spoilt for choice when it comes to surfing , with two coasts, island breaks and several northern beaches. Most surfers frequent the western beaches with Piha being the most popular and well known surf beach. Other popular surfing spots include:
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