New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf


In the Gulf area, ‘New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf’ is unmatched as a functional cruising guide and as a very attractive addition to the personal library.


By David Thatcher. Hardcover, 297 mm X 210 mm, 232 pages, full colour photographs and charts.

New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf is a chart-based cruising guide and includes full colour reproductions of the large scale official charts (LINZ) and Navy Leisure Series, for the Hauraki Gulf. This updated 2017 5th edition features extensive details of anchorages, marinas, offshore facilities, waypoints (GPS References), recreational opportunities, marine mammals and general cruising information for yachties and boaties.
This 5th edition also features many new photographs and a general account of Auckland in relation to New Zealand for assisting overseas visitors.

Chapters are formulated by region and cover the following:

    • Introduction – Radio Information, Weather Forcasts, Distress & Urgency, Using the Guide, Index of regions.
    • Region A. Auckland and Waitemata Harbour.
    • Region B. Auckland to Whangaparoa Peninsula, including Tiritiri Matangi Island.
    • Region C. Waiheke and Adjacent Islands.
    • Region D. Mahurangi Coast to Omaha Bay and Kawau Island.
    • Region E. Coromandel Peninsula, Mercury islands and Whitianga
    • Region F. Great Barrier island, including Hauturu (Little Barrier Island) and the Mokohinau Islands

Author David Thatcher has cruised extensively in New Zealand and the South Pacific. He is the author of other marine guides, including New Zealand’s Northland Coast and the South Pacific Cruising Guide.

  • Author: David Thatcher
  • Publisher: Captain Teach Press
  • Publication details: Hardcover, 297 mm X 210 mm
  • Edition: 5th
  • Edition date: 2017
  • ISBN: 9781877197451