Hotels in Whangaparaoa: Gulf Harbour Lodge is located at the tip of the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula, 45 minutes by ferry and 40 minutes by car from downtown Auckland. Situated at the head of a delightful canal with views of the water, Gulf Harbour Lodge is set in a marine village and is located at the gateway to the renowned Hauraki Gulf. The 33 spacious rooms (including seven suites) have either twin double or king size beds and well-equipped bathrooms with bath and shower. Facilities include tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, fridge and modem connection. All rooms have a balcony with spectacular views overlooking the canal. Concessionary green fees at Gulf Harbour Country Club are also available to Lodge guests if you wish to play on the challenging course which commands spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf from its clifftop greens and fairways.