Hauraki Gulf

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The Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana is a coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand.wikipedia
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Great Barrier Island

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It has an area of 4000 km 2, and lies between, in anticlockwise order, the Auckland Region, the Hauraki Plains, the Coromandel Peninsula, and Great Barrier Island. It is largely protected from the Pacific by Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island to the north, and by the 80-kilometre-long Coromandel Peninsula to the east.
Great Barrier Island (Aotea) lies in the outer Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand, 100 km north-east of central Auckland.

Coromandel Peninsula

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It has an area of 4000 km 2, and lies between, in anticlockwise order, the Auckland Region, the Hauraki Plains, the Coromandel Peninsula, and Great Barrier Island. It is largely protected from the Pacific by Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island to the north, and by the 80-kilometre-long Coromandel Peninsula to the east.
The Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki Gulf and the Firth of Thames in the west from the Pacific Ocean to the east.

Auckland Region

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It has an area of 4000 km 2, and lies between, in anticlockwise order, the Auckland Region, the Hauraki Plains, the Coromandel Peninsula, and Great Barrier Island.
The region encompasses the Auckland metropolitan area, smaller towns, rural areas, and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

Little Barrier Island

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It is largely protected from the Pacific by Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island to the north, and by the 80-kilometre-long Coromandel Peninsula to the east.
The two aptly named islands shelter the Hauraki Gulf from many of the storms of the Pacific Ocean.

Colville Channel

Colville Channel lies between the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier, Cradock Channel lies between the two islands, and Jellicoe Channel lies between Little Barrier and the North Auckland Peninsula.
The Colville Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

Jellicoe Channel

Colville Channel lies between the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier, Cradock Channel lies between the two islands, and Jellicoe Channel lies between Little Barrier and the North Auckland Peninsula.
The Jellicoe Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

Tawharanui Peninsula

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Further north, Kawau Island nestles under the Tawharanui Peninsula.
Tawharanui Peninsula is a finger of land projecting into the Hauraki Gulf from the east coast of the much larger North Auckland Peninsula of New Zealand.

Cradock Channel

Colville Channel lies between the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier, Cradock Channel lies between the two islands, and Jellicoe Channel lies between Little Barrier and the North Auckland Peninsula.
The Cradock Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand

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The Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana is a coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand.
Besides the North and South Islands, the five largest inhabited islands are Stewart Island (across the Foveaux Strait), Chatham Island, Great Barrier Island (in the Hauraki Gulf), D'Urville Island (in the Marlborough Sounds) and Waiheke Island (about 22 km from central Auckland).

Waiheke Island

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These include Ponui Island, Waiheke Island, Tiritiri Matangi and the iconic dome of Rangitoto Island (a dormant volcano), which is connected to the much older Motutapu Island by a causeway.
Waiheke Island (Māori: ) is the most populated and second-largest island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand.

Kawau Island

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Further north, Kawau Island nestles under the Tawharanui Peninsula.
Kawau Island is in the Hauraki Gulf, close to the north-eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

Tiritiri Matangi Island

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These include Ponui Island, Waiheke Island, Tiritiri Matangi and the iconic dome of Rangitoto Island (a dormant volcano), which is connected to the much older Motutapu Island by a causeway. Tiritiri Matangi Island is near the end of this peninsula.
Tiritiri Matangi Island is located in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, 3.4 km east of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in the North Island and 30 km north east of Auckland.

Ponui Island

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These include Ponui Island, Waiheke Island, Tiritiri Matangi and the iconic dome of Rangitoto Island (a dormant volcano), which is connected to the much older Motutapu Island by a causeway.
Ponui Island (also known as Chamberlin's Island) is a privately-owned island located in the Hauraki Gulf, to the east of the city of Auckland, New Zealand.

Waitematā Harbour

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In the west of the gulf lie a string of islands guarding the mouth of the Waitematā Harbour, one of Auckland's two harbours.
With an area of 70 mi2, it connects the city's main port and the Auckland waterfront to the Hauraki Gulf and the Pacific Ocean.

Rangitoto Island

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These include Ponui Island, Waiheke Island, Tiritiri Matangi and the iconic dome of Rangitoto Island (a dormant volcano), which is connected to the much older Motutapu Island by a causeway.
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand.

Motutapu Island

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These include Ponui Island, Waiheke Island, Tiritiri Matangi and the iconic dome of Rangitoto Island (a dormant volcano), which is connected to the much older Motutapu Island by a causeway.
Motutapu Island (otherwise known as Motutapu) is a 1510 ha island in the Hauraki Gulf to the northeast of the city of Auckland, New Zealand.

Browns Island (New Zealand)

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Other islands in the gulf include Browns Island, Motuihe Island, Pakihi Island, Pakatoa Island, Rakino Island, and Rotoroa Island in the inner gulf, around Waiheke and Rangitoto; Tarahiki Island just east of Waiheke; Motukawao Islands and Whanganui Island in the lee of the Coromandel Peninsula; and Channel Island in the outer gulf.
Browns Island or Motukorea is a small New Zealand island, in the Hauraki Gulf north of Musick Point, one of the best preserved volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field.

Rangitoto Channel

The islands are separated from the mainland by the Tamaki Strait and Rangitoto Channel.
The Rangitoto Channel is one of several passes between the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf, close to the mouth of the Waitematā Harbour to the east of Auckland in New Zealand.

Motuihe Island

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Other islands in the gulf include Browns Island, Motuihe Island, Pakihi Island, Pakatoa Island, Rakino Island, and Rotoroa Island in the inner gulf, around Waiheke and Rangitoto; Tarahiki Island just east of Waiheke; Motukawao Islands and Whanganui Island in the lee of the Coromandel Peninsula; and Channel Island in the outer gulf.
Motuihe Island lies between Motutapu and Waiheke islands in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, near Auckland.

Rakino Island

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Other islands in the gulf include Browns Island, Motuihe Island, Pakihi Island, Pakatoa Island, Rakino Island, and Rotoroa Island in the inner gulf, around Waiheke and Rangitoto; Tarahiki Island just east of Waiheke; Motukawao Islands and Whanganui Island in the lee of the Coromandel Peninsula; and Channel Island in the outer gulf.
Rakino Island is one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, an arm of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

North Island

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The Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana is a coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand.

Tamaki Strait

The islands are separated from the mainland by the Tamaki Strait and Rangitoto Channel.
The Tamaki Strait is one of several passes between the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf, close to the mouth of the Waitematā Harbour near Auckland city in New Zealand.

Pakihi Island

Other islands in the gulf include Browns Island, Motuihe Island, Pakihi Island, Pakatoa Island, Rakino Island, and Rotoroa Island in the inner gulf, around Waiheke and Rangitoto; Tarahiki Island just east of Waiheke; Motukawao Islands and Whanganui Island in the lee of the Coromandel Peninsula; and Channel Island in the outer gulf.
Pakihi Island is a privately-owned island located in the Hauraki Gulf to the east of the city of Auckland, New Zealand.

Whangaparaoa Peninsula

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To the north of Auckland several peninsulas jut into the gulf, notably the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
The peninsula stretches east for 11 kilometres into the Hauraki Gulf, to the north of East Coast Bays.

Pakatoa Island

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Other islands in the gulf include Browns Island, Motuihe Island, Pakihi Island, Pakatoa Island, Rakino Island, and Rotoroa Island in the inner gulf, around Waiheke and Rangitoto; Tarahiki Island just east of Waiheke; Motukawao Islands and Whanganui Island in the lee of the Coromandel Peninsula; and Channel Island in the outer gulf.
Pakatoa Island covers 24 ha and in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand.