Just 1 km off Hooks Point lies Gannet 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 are often seen diving the bays of Waiheke and soaring its coastline. Gannet Rock, coated in a white blanket of guano & visible for miles, can be reached by boat or scenic flights. Auckland Seaplanes, Flight Hauraki are great options as well as by Sailing charter or a guided Kayaking adventure.