Auckland's volcanoes: geological gems

All-in-all there are over 60 sites of bygone volcanic activity scattered about the Auckland isthmus.


The iconic One Tree Hill, Auckland's original vantage point. © Fyletto

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Red Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Red Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is located 25 minutes north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, on the beautiful Hibiscus Coast, fringing Red Beach. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Auckland's North Shore: the ‘other side’

Even though the North Shore is well-settled, it still has its wild places: pockets of bush persist within the suburbs and its string of safe beaches are never overly crowded. Read the story . . . 

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Aristotles North Shore Visit website

Modern, luxurious motel/conference center. Selection of One Bedroom Suites and Studios serviced daily, all with own air-conditioning, all One Bedroom Suites and some Studios with . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve

The Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve protects a variety of coastal habitats, including sandy beaches, rocky reefs, estuarine mudflats and mangroves. Read the story . . . 

Explore North Shore Visit website

Explore Auckland’s North Shore With white sand beaches, clear waters, a lively dining scene, high end shopping, beautiful parks and reserves, Auckland’s North Shore . . . More . . . 

Takapuna Beach Holiday Park Visit website

A small park in a superb location on Takapuna Beach. Excellent swimming, fishing and yachting. Boat ramp. Central to shopping, restaurants, theatre, close to sports . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Devonport and North Head: Victorian village meets mysterious fort

North Head is the logical location for a picnic day out, which can also include lazing nearby on some of Auckland’s prettiest beaches and exploring Devonport’s boutique charm.  Read the story . . . 

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Pupuke Manor Motel Visit website

The Pupuke Manor Motel is located in the popular coastal suburb of Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore. Newly renovated in August 2018, this self-rated four-star . . . More . . . 

Devonport Chocolates Visit website

Devonport Chocolates - Devonport, Auckland, where our chocolate kitchen is and you can see chocolate being made through the window in the shop. . . . More . . . 

Bookmark Secondhand Book Shop Visit website

Purveyors of quality secondhand, used and rare books.Situated in historic Devonport, just a short 10 minute ferry ride from Downtown Auckland. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Waves Visit website

Waves sets new high standards for premium accommodation in Orewa. Superb modern design, clean and very comfortable... you can't go past Waves. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Street food and markets: around the world in New Zealand

From bacon butties in Dunedin to dumpling and donuts in Auckland or fresh veges on Wellington's windy waterfront, New Zealand's food markets are a great way to eat. Read the story . . . 

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