Waitemata Harbor, harbor in northern North Island, New Zealand. The purpose of union of the Auckland area, it opens into Hauraki Gulf east through Stanley Bay. Its shore has ious lesser embayments, containing Island, Soldiers, and Onetaunga straights in the northwest, Herne Bay in the southeast, and Stanley and Freeman’s bays in the east. Waitemata Harbor possesses a suffocated valley framework cut in marine silt of Miocene Age .
The present-day shore line is complicated in plot and takes after ious auxiliary tidal waterways, especially in the upper ranges and western shores. Tidal mudflats secured by mangrove Avicennia marina and salt swamp overwhelmingly Salicornia, Juncus, and Stipa are omnipresent and demonstrate subtropical conditions.