Aucklanders who have been cooped up during lockdown will be able to enjoy some of the incredible nature on their doorsteps once again from Friday, Stuff reveals. The Hauraki Gulf conservation islands have been off limits for the last three months, as Auckland dealt with the pandemic. “The DOC protected islands are teeming with native wildlife for Aucklanders to spot on their next day trip. We’re proud of… now being able to reopen island destinations for safe recreational travel,” said Fullers360 CEO, Mike Horne.