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Gulf Harbour Marina

895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
+64 9-424 6200
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Great marina

Called up for a casual berth to escape a storm. Out of hours staff were helpful, thorough, and... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Cap'n C
travel by ferry to city

we love visiting Gulf Harbour Marina for walks, watching the boats come in and out. we often take... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
karenmcinnarney
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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  • Very good27%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
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“kingfish” (8 reviews)
“feed the fish” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
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+64 9-424 6200
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"watch the boats"
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"catch the ferry"
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"tiritiri matangi"
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"bait shop"
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"campervan"
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Called up for a casual berth to escape a storm. Out of hours staff were helpful, thorough, and accommodation. Navigation on the approaches and within the marina is excellent as is VHF coms. Facilities were excellent (although a long walk to ablutions from end of...More

Thank Cap'n C
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

we love visiting Gulf Harbour Marina for walks, watching the boats come in and out. we often take our coffee and snack and watch the world go by. our favourite is to travel from gulf harbour to the city on the ferry, have a spot...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

A very pretty spot, where you can catch the ferry to Tiritiri Matangi Island. Quite a lot of parking, a couple of casual eating spots. You might even spot a stingray!

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Thinks snapper should not be fed bread. Doesn't seem to know that the snapper are delighted with the Hibiscus Coast sewer out fall and all the enrichments piped to Tiri Passage!.

Thank johnflyger
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

This is a very big place and access to the prettier parts limited - from the service road to the Ferry point you can wander among the boats and along the concrete walkway by the water - from the car park near the Holiday Apartments...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Buy a bag of pilchards from the bait shop and go the jetty along from where the Gulf Harbour ferry terminal is (opposite side from where all the campervans are parked). Large stingrays and Kingfish will come up out of the water and eat out...More

1  Thank WilsonOwen
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place for an early morning stroll in the sun. We were so lucky to see the resident stingray who was huge. Nice to sit and watch the boats being launched, and a nice cafe for a quick brew.

Thank The_Crofter
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

Feeding the fish at the end of the Gulf Harbour Marina is a treat for our family when they come to visit. Afternoon is usually best and seeing the stingray is a treat. We always bring a bag of frozen peas as the fish seem...More

1  Thank mrswilderness2016
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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

This place has aspirations but really it's a bit tacky and lacks style. New Zealand does a lot of things exceptionally well. This is not of that ilk.

Thank Baronclog
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a secret lil spot, have alook at the boats...stop in for lunch and if you have kids or just interested in a free nature show yourself. Head over yo Z pier where if you grab some squid or some kind of bait you...More

2  Thank Josi F
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