Swim with the Dolphins at Hauraki Gulf

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Spanning 400 square kilometres, the Hauraki Gulf is a unique feature of the North Island, situated between the areas of Auckland, and some others. Home to the Waiheke Island, the Gulf has approximately fifty of small and big Islands and a very diverse collection of flora and fauna. Most of these Islands are managed by the Department of conservation but many of them are allowed to visitors for relaxation and recreation. Some of the Islands have been cordoned off as reserves so you cannot enter unless you have a permit.

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The level of maintenance is said to be very good and the locals have been applauded with their ability to keep nature at its most pristine, making this one of the best places to visit to admire. Some of the Islands within the Gulf are: Browns Island recreation reserve, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, Kawau Island Historic reserve, Motuora Island, Rakitu Island, Rangitoto Island, Waiheke Island, and etc. Bird lovers don’t forget to make this trip as this Gulf is a paradise for its native bird and sightings are varied and beautiful. Commonly sighted are Petrels, Penguins, terns, shearwaters, etc.

Location: East coat of Auckland, near the downtown area. The best way to reach this place is to contact one of the guided tours to these places, like the Fullers tours. "

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