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Auckland Sky Tower and the illuminated light path bicycle lane beside the highway. © Mlenny 
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Creative Inspiration: 5 great gardens and galleries on a road trip between Auckland and the Kauri Coast

The journey north from West Auckland is rich in creativity. From art galleries to sculpture gardens and even some unique geology – we've picked five places to stop at along the way.  Read the story . . . 

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5 top picks for a west coast road trip between Auckland and the Kauri Coast

Winding up the west coast from Auckland City to Northland, this road trip takes in remarkable landscapes, art, heritage and creative spaces. We've picked our top five things to see and do along the way.   Read the story . . . 

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5 top picks for a coastal road trip between Auckland and the Bay of Islands

Head north from Central Auckland to discover the best of the rest in North Auckland and Northland. These are the top five spots worth stopping for. Read the story . . . 

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Get outdoors: 5 natural attractions to explore between West Auckland and the Kauri Coast

Auckland's west coast is synonymous with wild, black-sand beaches and you'll experience plenty of these on your road trip north to the Kauri Coast, along with gannets, stunning native forest and rustic hot springs. Read the story . . . 

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Get outdoors: Nine great places to visit in the wider Auckland region

From markets to vineyards, art and parks – head out of the city to discover some great spots on the outskirts of Auckland. Read the story . . . 

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Eight Must-Do walks to check out around New Zealand this summer

From short city strolls to more challenging coastal climbs, we’ve picked eight walks around New Zealand to check out before the end of summer.   Read the story . . . 

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Family fun: 11 Kiwi Gems to keep the kids happy this summer

From native falcons to water parks, epic playgrounds, go-carts and movie-making magic, we've rounded up 11 Kiwi Gems around New Zealand that will delight the kids this summer. Read the story . . . 

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Eight great family days out around Auckland

Looking for something a bit different to do in Auckland this summer? We’ve rounded up eight awesome day outings picked with families in mind. Read the story . . . 

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Don't miss these six Kiwi Gems on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway

This epic road trip covers the best of Northland – running from Auckland City to Cape Rēinga, and taking in both dramatic coastlines. Find six Kiwi Gems to discover along the way.  Read the story . . . 

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13 free Kiwi Gems to discover on your next North Island road trip

Travel can be expensive. But we've picked 13 Kiwi Gems around the North Island that you can discover on your next road trip – for free! Read the story . . . 

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Six unmissable road trip detours on the Thermal Explorer Highway

Head off the main route on the Thermal Explorer Highway to discover these six unmissable Kiwi Gems between Auckland and Hawke's Bay. Read the story . . . 

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Families need to discover these 10 Kiwi Gems in the North Island

So, you think you know New Zealand? But have you discovered all of these family-friendly Kiwi Gems around the North Island? Read the story . . . 

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Surround yourself with birdsong on Tiritiri Matangi Island

One of the world’s most successful conservation projects can be found just off the coast of Auckland’s Whangapāraoa Peninsula.  Read the story . . . 

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Raft the rapids in Manukau City

In Auckland’s Manukau City you can raft down the world’s highest artificial waterfall.  Read the story . . . 

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Climb the soaring sand dunes at Lake Wainamu

Hidden behind the towering black sand dunes near Auckland’s Te Henga / Bethells Beach is a freshwater lake, ideal for safe summer swimming.  Read the story . . . 

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Immerse yourself in art at Sculptureum

Experience sprawling world-class sculpture gardens, multiple art galleries and a fine dining restaurant on the outskirts of Matakana. Read the story . . . 

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