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 
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

Matakana road trip: an easy escape

Matakana is an easy escape from Auckland city – a short run up the motorway, through the tunnel, east at Warkworth.  Read the story . . . 

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 . . . 

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Food and drink

Indulge: food and drink on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is home to an abundance of vineyards, cafés and restaurants. But the locals know the best spots... Read the story . . . 

Omega Rental Cars, Auckland Airport Visit website

Omega Rental Cars Auckland Airport has a full range of modern hire cars including hatchbacks, sedans, 4-wheel drives and people movers. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Auckland City cycling

Thanks to some passionate advocates and a burst of investment, Auckland City is becoming increasingly pleasurable for pedalling.  Read the story . . . 

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Royal Park Lodge Visit website

Centrally located in Greenlane, Auckland. 21 executive well-appointed spacious suites, located in lovely garden setting bordered by native trees. Short walk to supermarket, shops, café . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Fishing Aotearoa: exploring an angler’s Eldorado

Less a hobby, more a religion, fishing isn't just a thing to do in New Zealand – it’s THE thing to do. For many anglers, New Zealand is the high church of bent rods and screaming reels.  Read the story . . . 

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BKs Counties Motor Lodge Visit website

Pukekohe's largest Motel - 26 premium & standard grade studio & 1 bedroom units. Pukekohe's only motel with a solar heated swimming pool. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Gulf Harbour Golf Course, Whangaparāoa

Opened in 1997, Gulf Harbour has many outstanding sea views and a links-style feel. 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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Things to do

Titirangi Golf Club, Waitakere

Titirangi Golf Club, New Zealand’s only Dr Alister MacKenzie designed golf course is set in suburban Auckland, between the lower slopes of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour. Read the story . . . 

Soaring Kiwi Tours - Auckland Visit website

Auckland's Hop-on Hop-off Soaring Kiwi City Tour Hop on-board New Zealand’s only ‘open top’ double decker bus and enjoy a journey of discovery through Auckland . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Get outside: 14 must-do short walks

New Zealand is blessed with so many beautiful and varied landscapes. Often the best way to discover them is on foot.  Read the story . . . 

Sealink Travel Group Visit website

Stunningly beautiful Great Barrier Island offers a truly back-to-nature experience.Remote and rugged, "the Barrier" is a great place to really escape the rigours of a . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Auckland's volcanoes: geological gems

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

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