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Encyclopedia > Hauraki Gulf
A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). The scene was acquired by NASA's Terra satellite, on October 23, 2002.

The Hauraki Gulf is a coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand. The gulf lies between Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, and the Hauraki Plains. Close-up of part of Auckland. ... Close-up of part of Auckland. ... A coastal image featured on a United States postal stamp. ... The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... A gulf or bay is a part of a lake or ocean that extends so that it is surrounded by land on three sides. ... Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. ... A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Thames-Coromandel | Waikato ...

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Sheltered location

The waters of the gulf are part of the Pacific Ocean, which it connects to in the north and east. The gulf is largely protected from the Pacific by Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island to the north, and by the 80 kilometre long finger of land that is the Coromandel Peninsula to the east. Great Barrier Island (Haratonga Bay) Great Barrier Island is an island in the north of New Zealand, situated 88 km to the north-east of central Auckland in the outer Hauraki Gulf. ... Little Barrier Island lies at the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf, off the northern coast of New Zealands North Island. ...


Three large channels join the gulf to the Pacific: The Colville Channel lies between the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier, the Cradock Channel lies between the two islands, and the Jellicoe Channel lies between Little Barrier Island and the coast of 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. ... The Cradock Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. ... The Jellicoe Channel is one of three channels connecting the Hauraki Gulf with the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. ... The North Auckland Peninsula, frequently referred to simply as the Northland Peninsula, is located in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. ...


To the north of Auckland several peninsulas jut into the gulf, notably the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Kawau Island is located close to this peninsula. Stanmore Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula The Whangaparaoa Peninsula is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand, close to the base of the North Auckland Peninsula. ... Kawau Island is located in the Hauraki Gulf, close to the northern coast of the New Zealand North Island. ...


Islands

In the west of the gulf lie a string of islands guarding the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour, one of Auckland's two harbours. These include Ponui Island, Waiheke Island and the iconic dome of Rangitoto Island (a dormant volcano), which is connected to the much older Motutapu Island by a causeway. The islands are separated from the mainland by the Tamaki Strait and Rangitoto Channel. Auckland Harbour Bridge crossing the Waitemata Harbour Waitemata Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand. ... Ponui Island is located in the Hauraki Gulf, to the east of the city of Auckland, New Zealand. ... Categories: Stub | Islands of New Zealand | Auckland ... Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the earths interior made molten or liquid by high pressure and temperature) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... Motutapu Island (or simply Motutapu) is located in the Hauraki Gulf to the northeast of the city of Auckland, New Zealand. ... The Tamaki Strait is one of several passes between the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf, close to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour near Auckland city in New Zealand. ... The Rangitoto Channel is one of several passes between the islands of the inner Hauraki Gulf, close to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour to the east of Auckland city in New Zealand. ...


Other islands located 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; Motukawao Islands and Whanganui Island in the lee of the Coromandel Peninsula; and Channel Island and Tiritiri Matangi 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. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Islands of New Zealand | Thames-Coromandel ... Whanganui Island is the largest of a small group of islands at the entrance of Coromandel harbour in the Hauraki Gulf, off the coast of New Zealands North Island. ... Tiritiri Matangi, lighthouse and ranger station. ...


The Firth of Thames

At the southern end of the Hauraki Gulf is the large pool known as the Firth of Thames. Beyond this lie the Hauraki Plains, formed by the Waihou/Thames River and the Piako River. The Hunua Ranges and hills of the Coromandel Peninsula rise on either side of the plains. Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Bays of New Zealand | Waikato | Thames-Coromandel ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Thames-Coromandel | Waikato ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Waikato | Thames-Coromandel | New Zealand rivers ... The Piako River is located to the south of the Hauraki Gulf in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Hunua Ranges are an area of hilly country to the southeast of Auckland in New Zealands North Island. ... A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). ...


Beaches

Numerous beaches dot the shores of the gulf, notably at Duders Beach, Kawakawa Bay, Maraetai, and Orere Point.


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hauraki Gulf (1160 words)
The gulf is largely protected from the Pacific by Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island to the north, and by the 80 kilometre long finger of land that is the Coromandel Peninsula to the east.
At the southern end of the Hauraki Gulf is the large pool known as the Firth of Thames.
The gulf is largely protected from the Pacific by Great Barrier Island and Hauturu/Little Barrier Island to the north, and by the 80 kilometre long finger of land that is the Coromandel Peninsula to the east.
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