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 
Wild Estate, Wild on Waiheke & Waiheke Island Brewery Visit website

WILD ON WAIHEKE - Your ultimate Multi-Activity experience/ Wild on Waiheke is the home of Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant, Waiheke Island Brewery, and a . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

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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From $42
4.2 /5
Orere Point TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Your leisure, our pleasure. A friendly family holiday park. Only 5 minutes walk to safe beach, fishing or boating. Kayaks available. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

3.7 /5
3.7 /5
Waiuku Motel Visit website

QUIET * CENTRAL * SPACIOUS * CLEAN * CONVENIENT * COMFORTABLE * AFFORDABLE* Welcome to our charming town of Waiuku, we invite you to Waiuku . . . 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 . . . 

4.4 /5
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Orewa Motor Lodge Visit website

PEACE AND QUIET IN A RURAL SETTING but only a 4 minute stroll to the centre of town. Here in Murchison, there is plenty for . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Twin Coast Discovery Highway: Auckland to Cape Rēinga

This epic roadie connects the little coves, beaches and bays of the east and the immense dunes wild coastline and vast, sweeping harbours out west. Read the story . . . 

4.3 /5
Waiheke Island Motel (formerly Midway Motel) Visit website

Within 10 minutes drive of 10 of the island's top beaches and vineyards. Waiheke Island Motel is centrally located just a short 10 minute drive . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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4.1 /5
Bridgehouse Lodge Visit website

Stylish rustic bar and restaurant overlooking Mahurangi River. Enjoy outdoor dining in summer, huge open fires in winter. Great New Zealand food. . . . More . . . 

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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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 . . . 

3.8 /5
3.8 /5
Sai Motels - Greenlane Auckland Visit website

Sai Motels - Greenlane offers cozy city central budget motel accommodation with traditional hospitality and round-the clock service. Located very close to the Central Park . . . More . . . 

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