Tackle the Te Henga Walkway

Near the top of any Aucklander’s must-do list for their city are the dramatic black sand beaches of the west coast.


Spectacular views on the Te Henga Walkway. © Anthony Sowerby

The Hunting Lodge Visit website

The Hunting Lodge Winery, Restaurant, Cellar Door & Lawn Bar. Our unique 80 acre estate is located just 35mins drive from the CBD in the . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Rodney: twin coasts

This is a land of two coasts: the white-sand beaches opening onto the benign waters of the Hauraki Gulf and the black sand shores of the west coast. Read the story . . . 

Coopers Creek Vineyard Visit website

Coopers Creek Vineyard has been crafting award winning fine wines for three decades: New Zealand’s favourite styles and intriguing international varietals for wine lovers around . . . More . . . 

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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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Auckland’s West Coast: rugged beauty

From the secluded beach at Whatipu, to Rangitira Beach at the southern entrance to the Kaipara, the west coast beaches are strung like black pearls.  Read the story . . . 

Sandspit Holiday Park Visit website

Sandspit Holiday Park is a beautiful beach front family camp located just 7km from Warkworth township and just a short stroll from the Kawau Ferry. . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Kawau Cruises Visit website

Water Taxis Our fleet of safe, high speed and comfortable Water Taxis are driven by professional skippers who have years of local experience. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Matakana coast and country: weekend wonderland

Not that long ago, Matakana was just a bend in the road between Warkworth and Leigh. Now it’s a byword for gourmet food, top-quality wine and arthouse cinema. Read the story . . . 

Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail Visit website

Brick Bay is our passion; since 1986 our blood, sweat and tears have flowed into the soil of this land, our laughter and stories resonate . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

In essence, the very simple overriding edict for a marine reserve is no take. Nothing may be removed: not fish, not seaweed, not stones, not feathers or shells off the beach. Read the story . . . 

Martins Bay Holiday Park Visit website

Martins Bay offers a welcome coastal escape only an hour north of central Auckland. Located on the edge of a long stretch of sandy . . . 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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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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