Located in the Auckland region
On the southeast side of Waiheke Island lies Te Matuku Marine Reserve, which contains the largest area of intertidal mudflats in the inner Hauraki Gulf.
Te Matuku Bay Scenic Reserve protects the coastal fringe of part of the bay, including taraire/tawa forest with pohutukawa and kauri. Fortunately Waiheke Island is free of possums - a pest animal which threatens native forest.
Waiheke is a large island in the Hauraki Gulf between the Auckland mainland and the Coromandel Peninsula.
A number of commercial ferry operators run both car and passenger ferry services to Waiheke Island.
Find authorised transport operators to this island.
A regular bus service, taxi and car rentals are available on the island.
Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park bylaws apply. Do not light fires, or remove/disturb plants and artefacts. No bicycles or pets. Take your rubbish with you – there are no rubbish bins.
Some activities require a permit, such as weddings and events.
Rules and regulations:
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