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Walking

Te Paki Coastal Track: a taste of the Far North

Following the rugged coastline of Cape Rēinga, the Te Paki Coastal Track takes in some of the best beaches in the Far North Region.  Read the story . . . 

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Ride the monster dunes in Ōpononi

In Ōpononi, on the shores of the Hokianga Harbour, there are dunes of epic proportions – more sand mountains than sandhills.  Read the story . . . 

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Must-Do's: Auckland Travel Guide

Discover the best of everything New Zealand's biggest city has to offer with our full Must-Do's Auckland Travel Guide – available to read or download for free, right here! Read the story . . . 

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Kiwi Gems

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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Auckland’s West Coast: rugged beauty

From the secluded beach at Whatipu, to Rangitira Beach at the southern entrance to the Kaipara, the west coast beaches are strung like black pearls.  Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Adventure time: 5 exciting activities on a road trip between Auckland and Whangārei

The coastal route between Auckland and Whangārei is packed with activities that will get you on, near or in the sea. From surfing to snorkelling, horse treks, boat tours and unique kayak trips, we've picked five great options for your next journey.   Read the story . . . 

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Delicious detours: 5 picks for food and wine on a road trip between Auckland and the Bay of Islands

Vineyards to the left, restaurants to the right, the route north is ripe for a foodie road trip. Unsure where to dig in first? Our top five food and wine recommendations should help. Read the story . . . 

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Climb Whangārei’s steep and seriously scenic Mount Manaia

Mount Manaia towers over Whangārei Harbour in a cluster of majestic craggy peaks, irresistible to anyone who appreciates a dramatic view. Read the story . . . 

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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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Spend the day at one of Auckland's beautiful regional parks

From ancient lava flows to tidal estuaries and pōhutukawa-fringed coastlines, there are many landscapes to explore in the 27 regional parks around Auckland.  Read the story . . . 

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Tohu Whenua: Pompallier Mission and Printery

Located in a picture-perfect waterfront setting in the Bay of Islands, Pompallier Mission is New Zealand’s only surviving pioneer printery and tannery.  Read the story . . . 

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12 Must-Do’s and Kiwi Gems to discover on a long weekend away from Auckland

Craving a long weekend away? Start planning your summer travels with 12 great things to check out within an easy drive from Auckland. Read the story . . . 

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