Island escape

Escape to Hurakia Lodge for an unbelievable Volvo Ocean Race experience.

14 February 2018


Hurakia Lodge is a luxurious secluded retreat on Rakino Island, just 5 minutes from downtown Auckland by helicopter, and 10 minutes from Waiheke Island, offering escapes and outstanding golfing experiences.

Hurakia Lodge is a luxurious and unique destination for a remote island getaway that is so close to home. Built to the highest architectural standards, the lodge offers unrivalled seclusion and privacy with expansive living areas and spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and its surrounding islands.

To celebrate to the Volvo Ocean Race returning to Auckland for Leg 6, Hurakia Lodge is offering guests a 4-night stay for a magnificent golfing, vineyard lunch, Volvo yacht- watching and bush walking holiday, with all gourmet meals included and exclusive use of the Lodge.

From 7 to 18 March are offering a curated itinerary so guest have enjoyed all the Island has to offer and get a glimpse of the impressive Volvo Ocean Race fleet.



  • Day 1 – Fly via Helicopter from Inflite heliport at Mechanics Bay, Auckland to Hurakia Lodge
  • Day 2 – Rakino – Helicopter lunch on Waiheke Island at Stoneyridge Vineyard
  • Day 3 – Heli-Golf in Gulf Harbour, Whangapora Peninsular
  • Day 4 – Helicopter to Viaduct Volvo Yacht Village. Time to be confirmed. Volvo In-Port Race Day (Week 3 only). Lunch at Mikano restaurant
  • Day 5 – Volvo Yachts depart in Auckland Harbour (Week 4 only)


Packages start from NZ$ 13,000 and include transfers to Rakino Island, heli-golf at Gulf Harbour Country Club and lunch at beautiful Stonyridge vineyard on Waiheke Island.



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