Travelers are voting Rangitoto Island, Puketutu Island and Watchman Island as the best of 4 islands near Auckland City. There is 1 island near New Plymouth a city just 157 km from Auckland City. The most popular of these is Sugar Loaf Marine Reserve near New Plymouth. You can find 4 islands near Auckland and 40 islands in the country of New Zealand. Our members favorite in Auckland is Watchman Island and Rangitoto Island is the top pick in New Zealand. Want more? Check out our map of islands near Auckland City.