Auckland is one of the gateways to the Pacific Islands, where white beaches and turquoise waters are expected to be standard. To get an idea of how this looks from air, I joined a charter flight with Hauraki Air. The flight took me to Great Barrier Island (situated 100km north-east to Auckland), Waiheke Island, and back to Auckland.
On our way from the Great Barrier Island to Waiheke Island we passed Port Jackson, which is the name of the bay on the top left side of the first photograph.
See the full flight route here: Spidertracks