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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Get your groove on in Takapuna

You don’t have to travel out of the city or even over the bridge to get to a festival this summer when the Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival returns to Smales Farm. Read the story . . . 

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Join the party at the Auckland Lantern Festival

Ring in Chinese New Year in Auckland at the bright, colourful, cultural extravaganza of the Lantern Festival. Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Kayak to Rangitoto Island at sunset

Paddling your own sea kayak across the Waitemata Harbour is a magical experience at any time of day, but how about upping the ante and doing it on dusk.  Read the story . . . 

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Bike around Auckland City’s curvaceous coastline

Cycling Auckland’s waterfront makes for a flat, entertaining and family-friendly ride.  Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Visit the islands of the Hauraki Gulf

In the Hauraki Gulf there are an abundance of intriguing, easily accessible islands to explore, right on Auckland City’s doorstep. Read the story . . . 

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Pick your own fruit

Make the most of the season’s bounty by picking your own selection of berries and summer fruits.   Read the story . . . 

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Indulge in food and fun at Auckland’s markets

Whether you’re in the heart of the city or exploring the outskirts for a weekend, the Auckland region has a selection of excellent markets to visit.  Read the story . . . 

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Events and festivals

Go wild at Splore

Get out the body paint and glitter for Splore – New Zealand’s biggest fancy dress party.  Read the story . . . 

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Fish n' chips and L&P on the beach

From Ahipara to Ahuriri; Mangonui to the Mount; Paihia to Piha – New Zealand is spoilt for spots to enjoy fish and chips by the sea.  Read the story . . . 

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Bring your crew to the cricket

Summer afternoons filled with thrilling international sports – it must be cricket. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Tackle the Te Henga Walkway

It has the signature surf, the scorching iron sand, but some of the main highlights at Te Henga are the vantage points to be had from the clifftop walkway.  Read the story . . . 

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Urban explorer: Ponsonby

Wealthy, good-looking and oh-so-hip, if Ponsonby was a kid you went to school with, you’d probably hate them. Read the story . . . 

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11 ideas for summer days in Auckland

When it’s T-shirts and togs weather in Auckland, the city sparkles with sunshine and smiling faces. We’ve picked 11 ideas to help make the most of a summery day.  Read the story . . . 

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