Is Summer A Good Time To Go Whale Watching?
26 Nov 2019

Is Summer A Good Time To Go Whale Watching?

"Is Summer a good time to go whale watching?" is one of our most frequently asked questions.   If you've read our blog "When Is The Best Time To Go Whale Watching In Auckland?", you will know that there are resident species of both Bryde's whales and common dolphins living in Auckland's Hauraki Gu…



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October 2019 Whale Watching Highlights
07 Nov 2019

October 2019 Whale Watching Highlights

This month we saw at least 1 marine mammal species on all of our trips - a 100% sightings rate which is above our normal average of 90%!    The month started with another sighting of a pygmy blue whale and then later on in the week, a juvenile humpback whale - our first humpback since December 201…



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The Hauraki Gulf Seabirds of the Year 2019
28 Oct 2019

The Hauraki Gulf Seabirds of the Year 2019

The annual Bird of the Year competition (hosted by Forest and Bird) has just opened for voting for 2019! Given that >20% of the world's seabird species can be seen in New Zealand, we're backing those found in the Hauraki Gulf for the title this year.   Australasian Gannet (Tākapu) Australasi…



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