The Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park offers 1500 square miles of some of the finest cruising in the world, with over 65 islands to explore, over 200 sheltered anchorages and miles of beautiful coastline.

The vessel base at Gulf Harbour Marina on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula is shown below:-

Gulf Harbour Marina

Transfers From Auckland International Airport, the vessel's base is located one-hour's drive away at Gulf Harbour Marina on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. 7-day or longer charters include transfer from the airport to marina.
Money Money is reasonably easy to exchange, and credit cards are widely accepted. Most supermarkets and taxis accept credit cards. We recommend customers bring a small amount of New Zealand currency with them for contingency purposes.
Where to go? Tui Yacht Charters base at Gulf Harbour Marina is just over an hours sailing from Rakino and Motutapu islands in the inner Gulf, and 2-hours sailing when heading north to Kawau Island, one of the Gulf's treasured sailing destinations. The scenery is beautiful, sailing good and the diving superb.
Cuisine New Zealand's reputation for its wine and cuisine is the envy of the southern hemisphere. Local Pacific dishes range from fresh crayfish to wild pork, lamb, venison and a banquet of ethnic dishes. Waiheke Island, 2-hours sailing from the charter base, has a multitude of vineyards and restaurants as well as many sheltered harbours and coves.
Weather & Tides The early morning and late afternoon tend to mostly be calm, the wind in the afternoon becoming stronger. During the spring months of October-December, eqinoxial winds flowing from the west can produce strong wind flows over New Zealand.
October-December Prevailing South West Force 2-6
January - March Prevailing South West Force 1-5
April - September Prevailing South West and North Easterlies Force 2-7
The Hauraki Gulf is tidal, the tidal range varying between 1.8m - 3m (6' - 10'). When planning the day's journey, some channels and straits can be affected by "wind-against tide". Information on tidal flows is continuously broadcast on VHF, over channel 20/21 from Auckland coastguard.
Time Difference GMT + 12-hours BST + 11-hours