Pick a Topic of interest from those below and explore
No official anchorages in this area, although it is possible to
anchor anywhere along the Whangaparaoa peninsula. These are not all-weather
anchorages through, and there are no dingy landings as most of the peninsula is
high cliffs and private property.
Harbour Marina is a
major full-service marina in the
Auckland area. It is located on the south side of the Whangaparaoa
peninsula on the beautiful Harauki Gulf.
||Yacht Maintenance Yard
||Receive & Hold Mail
||Chandlery on premises
|Power and Water at berth
||Pump Out Facility
facility alongside repair yard dock, fuel dock, Burnsco Chandlery, sail repair
and canvas shop, rigger, paint and fiberglass-repair shop, engine repair
and woodworking shop There is a complete repair yard where you can
work on your boat or hire people to do the work. The yard has a
large 100-ton travel lift with a very good operator.
Other amenities include a Cafe which is open for
breakfast, lunch and dinner and sells small grocery items and the beautiful
Town Centre resort complex with restaurants, takeways, gift shops,
superette and many others. There is also a world-class 18-hole golf
- About 60 kms. to Auckland CBD and there is no bus
service from the marina so you are somewhat isolated.
Buses - Bus service to Auckland city is available
at the turn-off into Gulf Harbour - about 5kms from the marina. Ask
at the marina for details and schedule.
Taxis - There a few taxis that service this area, but you
will have to call to have them pick up at the marina.
Ferry Service - The
Auckland Ferry service leaves from Gulf Harbour twice a day to the
Auckland City wharf. The trip takes about 1 hour and is very good.
Chandleries - Burnsco
Marine at Gulf Harbour
Yacht Maintenance - Gulf
Harbour (You should
be careful of the workmanship of some of the maintenance
workers. We had an unhappy experience with Gloss Boats, but
other people felt that they did good work.)
Rigging Services -
Gulf Harbour. This shop is part of Southern
Spars. We had the main mast pulled, two internal halyards
installed and the rig tuned by their rigger: we were
very happy with both his work and professionalism.
Engine Repair - Seaquip
engine repair shop at Gulf Harbour. We were very pleased
with their work.
Sailmakers and Canvas Shops - Canvas shop at marina
which we believe will also do sail repair. All of the major
sailmakers are located in the Auckland - Westhaven complex.
(See Auckland information)
Chain Galvanizing - See Auckland
Re-chroming Services - See Auckland
Charts/Marine Books - A few books and charts at
Burnsco Marine. (For more see Auckland information).
The following are services or places visited and recommended by Bob and
Judi. We can only say that our experience was a good one and we hope that
you will also have a favorable experience.
|Beauty Salons -
- Pacific Plaza shopping centre
- Manly shopping village
- Cafe/bar at Gulf Harbour Marina
- Restaurants in Gulf Harbour resort complex
- Great little Indian restaurant at Manly village.
They have wonderful curries and the wine is very reasonably
- Pacific Plaza has a nice food court.
Liquor Store -
- Small liquor store at Gulf Harbour Town Centre resort
- Manly shopping village
- Liquor King along road into Gulf Harbour from motorway
Recommended Things to See and Do -
- Nice park at end of the peninsula
- Tiritiri Matangi Island off of
Peninsula. Catch ferry to island at Gulf
Harbour. Wonderful birds and very picturesque.
- Sail out to Schoolhouse Bay on Kauwau Island
- Lonely Planet Guide - New Zealand
- The Boaties Book, free Official
Handbook of the AYBA - produced yearly.
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