Spread over 4000km of designated marine park, the glistening waters of the Hauraki Gulf reach from the shores of Auckland...
Hauraki Gulf District
North Shore District
Do what the locals do on Waiheke Island. Read the story . . .
Locals describe living on Kawau Island as ‘quiet.' It’s not surprising; there are no proper roads and no shops, not even a dairy. Read the story . . .
A short drive across Auckland’s harbour bridge leads to an iconic beach, great cafés and, in summer, water-based activities in the warm sea. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do in West Auckland. Read the story . . .
It’s as if a chunk of Coromandel Peninsula floated off to the north. There’s the surf beach side and the quieter bay side, like Coromandel, with the steep choppy spine in between. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do in East Auckland. Read the story . . .
If you’re partial to a peninsula and you like your city settlements on the quirky side, the trio of suburbs near central Auckland’s inner harbour is well worth exploring. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do in Sandringham. Read the story . . .
The alternate road heading south from Auckland, along the Firth of Thames, is a quiet, visual treat with lots to see and do. Read the story . . .
Food and drink
Queen Street is considered Auckland’s main street, the axis on which the city spins. Read the story . . .
Kingsland and Mt Albert are pockets of fun in Central Auckland where you’ll discover great bars and eateries, historic sites and invigorating outdoor spaces. Read the story . . .
Do what the locals do in Glen Innes. Read the story . . .
Auckland is never static. It’s a teenager of a city – fully focused on growth, change and improvement. Read the story . . .
From foodie finds to bushwalks and beaches, take the lead from the locals in Waitākere. Read the story . . .
Is there a New Zealand street more iconic, more infamous, or more misunderstood than Auckland’s Karangahape Rd? Read the story . . .
Explore the mellow hills and gentle Hauraki Gulf coast south-east of Auckland. Read the story . . .