Loved by the locals: Auckland

Spread over 4000km of designated marine park, the glistening waters of the Hauraki Gulf reach from the shores of Auckland...


Auckland Sky Tower and the illuminated light path bicycle lane beside the highway. © Mlenny 
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Siesta Motel Visit website

Siesta Motel comprises 11 x 1-bedrooms and 5 studio units with tranquil garden. Easy walk (5min) to Newmarket, shops, cafés, cinemas & restaurants. Wi-Fi connection available. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Travelling the less-sandy side of the Coromandel Peninsula with no plans and a child on board. What could possibly go wrong?  Read the story . . . 

Cable Bay Vineyards Visit website

The Cable Bay Vineyards Estate consists of an on-site winery, cellar door, vineyards, olive grove and 2 exceptional restaurants offering both New Zealand fusion and . . . 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 . . . 

Station Hotel Auckland Visit website

The Station Hotel is situated in a charming historical building from the 1930’s, located in the heart of Auckland Central Business District, just 300m from . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Motu Manawa-Pollen Island Marine Reserve

The Motu Manawa–Pollen Island Marine Reserve, adjacent to Auckland's Northwestern motorway protects 500ha of the inner reaches of the Waitemata Harbour.  Read the story . . . 

Parakai Springs Visit website

Welcome to Parakai Springs - A whole day of fun!Unleash Northwest's best kept secret for the ultimate day trip. Just over 40 mins from Auckland . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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Epsom Knights Inn Visit website

The Prestigious Place to Stay At Knights Inn, our goal is to provide you with a warm greeting, a comfortable stay and have you . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Hauraki Gulf: islands of the north wind

The warm and sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf and its more than 50 islands have been home to humans for a thousand years... 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 . . . 

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Things to do

Tiritiri Matangi Island short walks

Enjoy a magical cacophony of native birdsong on these short walks, as well as stunning views of the surrounding islands. Read the story . . . 

Omega Rental Cars, Auckland Visit website

Omega Rental Cars Auckland Airport/City has depots nationwide providing quality vehicles and first-class service. Our modern fleet of hire cars include sedans, 4WD stationwagons and . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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.  Read the story . . . 

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Aveda Motor Lodge Visit website

Aveda Motor Lodge provides superb new motel accommodation in Pukekohe and offers guests a range of comfortable suites - from studio to 1 and 2-bedrooms. . . . 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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