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Take a cruise of this spectacular harbor via catamaran, ferry, launch or...

Take a cruise of this spectacular harbor via catamaran, ferry, launch or yacht.

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Maori Cultural Experience: Waka Sailing on Waitemata Harbour

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The harbour is one of Auckland's great treasures, dotted with islands, boats of all sorts, the harbour bridge, ferries

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012

The harbour is one of Auckland's great treasures, dotted with islands, boats of all sorts, the harbour bridge, ferries

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Seeing the harbor aboard a sail boat was a great experience. Unfortunately there were none of the famous Aukland gales blowing so we drifted more than sailed but it was still enjoyable!

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1 Thank PegJohnston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

because for all intents and purposes the same things apply. The Harbour is part of the gulf, where one ends and the other begins is beyond me! Oh and the map location showing next to this is totally wrong. It's in Auckland, not Wellington.

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2 Thank Jqqls
auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

It is a beautiful harbor which has the luck to be sheltered (mostly) by the Hauraki Gulf. It's a shame there is not more transport on it, like there is in Sydney. You usually see someone sailing.

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1 Thank AucklandOlive
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

The harbour embraces Auckland City and is a place of beauty. I would commend an afternoon on the SailNZ Americas Cup yachts. Or just select one of the many restaurants or bars with vantage points and enjoy the ever changing view.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

The Waitemta is great to cruise on, whether on the ferry to devonport or Waiheke Island, or on a launch or yacht if you are fortuneate enough to own one. We aren't, but then I am not a good sailor!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

If you are commuting or playing the Waitemata Harbour is one of Aucklands treasures (Not Wellington's as per the attached map!) One of the reasons Auckland is called the City of Sails. We viewed the departure of tis years Volvo Ocean Race from a grandstand position from the deck of a Fullers Ferry on the way to Waiheke Island -... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

I have lived in Auckland for over 30 years and I never tire of the view of the Waitemata Harbour as I cross the harbour bridge. Many boat trips are available to the islands offshore. The sandy beaches are plentiful with sailing, boating and swimming opportunities.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Take a day out on the harbor - you won't be disappointed. Many options from large sail yachts to ferries.

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Auckland New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

A beautiful harbour with Rangitoto smack in the middle of it. On a fine day with the sun out, Waitemata Harbour is glorious.

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