Around Gulf Harbour


Gulf Harbour Discovery                          

Auckland’s best kept secret - but not for long with an option for everyone:

  • Marina apartment living
  • North facing sections overlooking the marina
  • Fairway Bay – a community of eighty homes with communal use of a tennis court, swimming pool and function room
  • Clifftop sections with sea views to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and back to Auckland city
  • Existing homes ranging from 2 bedrooms, one garage, one level living, through to executive homes by some of Auckland’s best architects
  • 150 odd homes surrounding the canals with your own berth right outside!


Schooling - A choice of two primary schools, including Wentworth College/Primary - a fantastic school with over 95% of students achieving university entrance.  Cambridge exams recognised world-wide, small classes, and a setting in a safe ideal area with many activities that are hard to beat.

Transport  - Ferries to the CBD from 6.30am to 8.45pm weekdays. Pen-link - the altrnative route due to start construction 2021, saving 12-18 minutes on the city commute.


Shakespear Regional Park  One of the most visited and accessible open sanctuaries integrating conservation, recreation and farming, providing a pest free habitat and a safe home for wildlife. With multiple walking tracks and a fantastic beach reserve, ideal for kite Flying, there is something for all including bookable picnic and camping sites. Follow the link below


World Class Golf -  A Robert Trent Jones Jnr international length course that has improved over the last year, with new machinery that will by 2020 return the course to an all-year venue. Major fairway work is taking place, meaning players are experiencing something not seen for 20 years - fantastic fairways and superfast greens.  Gym, Swimming and cafe facilities are also onsite.  The club pro’s and Jen have classes for younger players, and at weekends, it’s not surprising to see 30 children learning the ropes and having fun.


Marina facilities - Full marine services, including up to 100 ton haul out facilities and hardstand. Home to some of Auckland’s best boat builders, and one of the cleanest marinas in the Auckland area - only 20 minutes to some of the best fishing in the Hauraki Gulf! 

Food and Supplies - You can enjoy more than a few eateries that would surprise you with the atmosphere of a friendly suburb.  If you want a laid back long Shoreman’s lunch - try Ripples Café,  or a coffee and breakfast at  Cherry Café on the canal – stock up right next door at Four Square Gulf Harbour.


Freedom CampingA seaside spot for self-contained vehicles. The Gulf Harbour Car Park has public toilets. Maximum stay is two nights.  Campervan parking and boat ramp are situated at the Southern end of the marina.


If you are considering a move from the inner city of Auckland, then Gulf Harbour should be on the list to consider. My wife and I did, and the rest is history!