Visiting Gulf Harbour

Welcome to Gulf Harbour

Located approximately 4km from the end of the Whangaparāoa Peninsula, and at the northern end of the Hauraki Gulf. Our natural and unique geography attracts a variety of wildlife over which locals are fiercely protective. Several wildlife sanctuaries protect our native species in the air, on land, and in the water. It’s common to see dolphins playing in the bow wake or little blue penguins popping up on cruising adventures. Whales are frequently seen from the marina channel, and seals sun themselves on our rock walls. Local stingray swim through the marina and up the Gulf Harbour canal to the village where families relax with ice creams or takeaways. Even the name of our peninsula, Whangaparāoa, lends to our love of wildlife: Whangaparāoa translated from Māori means: whanga, bay; parāoa, whale

Our proximity to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and excellent fishing and cruising adventures attracts boaties from all over the world. The land-side marine facilities and leisure pursuits are big drawcards for visitors and locals alike.

Stay a day. A week. A month or longer. You may never want to leave.