The Official Waiheke Island Tourism Site

Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Gannet Rock ~ Horuhoru


Just 1 km off Hooks Point lies Gannet Rock, also known as Horuhoru Rock

Named after its resident Gannet population this is one of 5 colonies in New Zealand that thrive each year with thousands of new born Gugas.

Gannets, (or Takapu) are often seen diving the bays of Waiheke and soaring along its coastline.

Gannet Rock, coated in a white blanket of guano & visible for miles, can be reached by boat or scenic flights.

Waiheke By Sea and Auckland Seaplanes have great options to view this iconic location which is also reachable by a Guided Sea Kayaking experience.