Sunday, 31 May 2015

Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand

Located approximately 50 nautical miles North East of Auckland city, Great Barrier Island is a boaties heaven. There are a vast number of bays with good shelter and anchorages. Port Fitzroy and Whangaparapara Harbour both have water and fuel at the wharf. Smokehouse Bay is a particularly nice surprise for boaties as there is a potbelly stove with which to heat the water for a lovely hot bath or shower as well as washing tubs and clothes lines to do your washing. The fishing is fantastic, waterfalls, walks, restaurants, shops - it has it all!

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