Australasia’s largest marina encompassing 1800 marina berths and only 5 minutes from Auckland’s busy CBD makes Westhaven one of the worlds premier boating facilities. Auckland’s Hauraki gulf beckons from Westhaven giving access to multiple islands, fantastic fishing and the best cruising grounds in New Zealand.
During the America’s Cup Regatta 1999/2000 4.2 million visitors to the Viaduct Basin confirming its success as a major event in Auckland and New Zealand. The viaduct has shops for provisioning and some world class restaurants. Cruise the area late at night for a water based perspective on Auckland’s nightlife…. dream about the superyachts moored near the America’s Cup team bases… check out the latest launching’s of New Zealand’s finest marine innovations.
Waiheke Island is approx 1 hour from Westhaven Marina across the beautiful Hauraki Gulf – but a million miles away in pace and beauty. The residential areas of Waiheke are in small village settings each with it’s own character. There is a slower pace of life than the city across the water and is a great place for a holiday or vacation and to relax and unwind. You will lose ten years the moment you step ashore on Waiheke Island. Moor in the renown Oneroa Bay… row ashore to some great cafes and island scenes.Keep a strong lookout for dolphins often seen on the northern areas of Oneroa and Onetangi.
Kawau Island is one of the larger islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Rich in history, the island was once a busy mining settlement, and in the mid 1800s became the home of New Zealand’s former Governor Sir George Grey, who developed the stately Mansion House and its exotic gardens. Check out the coves and bays… sample a hamburger from the famous Kawau Island Yacht Club in Bon Accord Harbour.
Great Barrier Island
Great Barrier Island New Zealand is the place to discover the nature-loving side of your character so take your tramping boots and your fishing gear. Great Barrier Island offers a natural beauty and close to nature experience which is just waiting for you to explore. Renowned for its remoteness and rugged beauty, the island is an increasingly popular holiday destination from Auckland. It also has a strong community spirit, focused on communities at Port Fitzroy, Whangaparapara, Claris, Okupu and Tryphena. On the trip there and back keep a good lookout for whales.
Te Kouma Harbour
Te Kouma Harbour located on the Coromandel Harbour is a place of refuge for many fishing boats both recreational and commercial. The place to get away from it all.. with great fishing at Cow and Calf islands 5 minutes outside the harbour and interesting marine life including stingray and penguins.