36° 09’ 57.6” S/ 175° 29’ 06.9” E
1. Harataonga Bay
On the eastern side of Great Barrier Island, Harataonga Bay is a bit of a mission for smaller boats to get to (across Hauraki Gulf), but a big boat can do it easily. Not many people go there and this isolation is part of the appeal. There’s a beautiful 400 metre beach — and when the weather is right, it is magic.
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