Motu Manawa-Pollen Island Marine Reserve

The Motu Manawa–Pollen Island Marine Reserve protects 500 hectares of the inner reaches of Auckland's Waitematā Harbour, adjacent to the...


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Tiritiri Matangi Island short walks

Enjoy a magical cacophony of sounds from a variety of native birds on the walks on this pest-free island, as...

The Hauraki Gulf: islands of the north wind

The warm and sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf have been home to humans for up to a thousand years,...

Waiheke Island: a sense of freedom

Some people were terribly excited when Lonely Planet named Waiheke Island as the fifth-best holiday destination in the world.

Auckland's North Shore: the ‘other side’

They say there are two kinds of Aucklanders: those who live on the North Shore and those who want to.

Eastland: sun, sand and seclusion

There’s a lot to be said for sticking to State Highway 2 when travelling down the east coast of the...

Rodney: twin coasts

Where the city runs out, Rodney begins.

Auckland to Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Road trips are not often leisurely or spontaneous when you have kids on board.


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