Weather Ponui Island. Ponui Island is home to kiwi birds and New Zealand’s only feral donkeys. Admire an outdoor sculpture by renowned New Zealand artist Chris Booth, and get great views over the Hauraki Gulf. Waiheke's bottom end; home to snapper, kingfish and scallops, is a quick run along either the north or south coast of Waiheke Island (depending on the wind and sea state) from the centre of Auckland. The Ponui donkey or Ponui Island Donkey is a breed and feral population of domestic donkey from Ponui Island, in the Hauraki Gulf off New Zealand. As you can see on the tide chart, the highest tide of 2.79m will be at 11:59 pm and the lowest tide of 0.71m will be at 5:35 … Ponui Island. A recent investigation discovered an overlap in the number and type of surface-dwelling invertebrates in the diet of kiwi chicks and ship rats. The island, also home to restored native plants and a wildlife sanctuary, opened to the public in 2011. Right Now .... Current observations from weather stations in New Zealand. Travel by ferry to Rotoroa Island with this round-trip ticket for a day to explore the island’s beautiful beaches, walking trails, historic buildings and award-winning museum. The weather was improving as we headed for Rakino island, which was just as well because we needed to cross the main shipping channel, and it is nice to be able to see approaching vessels. We visited as a day trip from nearby Waiheke Island and later learned that we were swimming in a bay known for having stingray. It is the only feral donkey in New Zealand. Auckland Region. The tide is currently falling in Oranga Bay. Ponui island camp is popular with the scouts. In the distance we saw a container ship which was stationary but then noticed some other smaller shapes. Anchorage #3 - Te Kawau Bay, Ponui Island (36°50’S 175°10’E) It makes such a difference to have some local knowledge when you're shifting anchorages in the middle of the night. Dunno where we are going yet – I want to get out to Great Barrier and Rob wants to go over to the Coromandel.

Not that we're really locals or that experienced in sailing in the Hauraki Gulf. Ponui Island is also home to what is thought to be one of the highest densities of North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) in New Zealand. Around an hour to an hour and twenty minutes for the average powerboat. The Auckland region of New Zealand covers a large area that runs across from coast to coast north of Auckland around half way up Kaipara Harbour on the west coast and over to the east coast.. To the south the region boundary is from the Firth of Thames in the east, across land approximately at Mercer and Meremere, and ending on the west coast below the Waikato River. Waitawa Bay, Auckland's tide times and tide chart including high tides, low tides heights, tides for fishing, fishing reports, surf reports, weather forecasts and solunar charts for the week. Comments Off on 2 January, 2012, Chamberlains Bay, Ponui Island Weather and family stuff have kept us ashore, but finally we’ve escaped on Zinkwazi.