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

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AK West Motel Visit website

Quiet location surrounded by residential houses. Spacious executive accommodation in the heart of Waitakere Vineyards. 21 newly refurbished (2008) units with quality furnishings. . . . More . . . 

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Lincoln Court Motel Visit website

12 quality self-contained ground-floor units (sleep 1-6). Kitchens, microwaves, Sky TV, phone, internet access. Set in quiet landscaped grounds with swimming pool and spa. . . . 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 . . . 

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New Haven Motel Visit website

New Haven Motel is ideally situated for travellers, whether they are on business or holiday. Tucked away in the heart of New Lynn, just a . . . 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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Auckland's Waitakere Estate - Heritage Collection

Auckland's Waitakere Estate, Auckland City's rainforest retreat, is located on a ridge-top in 75 acres of dense native rainforest in the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Park. . . . More . . . 

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Off-the-beaten-track day walks

Explore hidden walking gems that require only a map, some sturdy footwear and a strong desire to get out there and explore.  Read the story . . . 

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