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The iconic Auckland Light Path, Te Ara I Whiti.

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Tohu Whenua: Māngungu Mission

If it’s a serene setting with a slice of Kiwi history that you’re after, make sure Māngungu Mission is on your Te Tai Tokerau Northland touring list.  Read the story . . . 

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Devonport and North Head: Victorian village meets mysterious fort

North Head is the logical location for a picnic day out, which can also include lazing nearby on some of Auckland’s prettiest beaches and exploring Devonport’s boutique charm.  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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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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Five great days out with kids in Northland

With iconic native forest, cultural heritage and a bounty of beaches to explore, Northland offers a myriad of options for kid-friendly fun.  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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The secret coast: an indulgent road trip between Auckland and the Bay of Islands

Head north from Central Auckland via the very scenic route to the Bay of Islands. This journey is full of things guaranteed to bring pleasure – food, wine and art. It’s one big, moveable feast. Read the story . . . 

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the Museum of Waitangi

Waitangi has a perfect mix of experiences – you can drown yourself in the historical aspects, and you can wow yourself with the amazing view. Read the story . . . 

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Family fun: 5 kid-friendly activities on a road trip between Auckland and Whangārei

We've picked five great attractions that will keep the whole family happy on a road trip journey between Auckland and Whangārei. From beach walks and gelato to donkeys and monster scooters, the kids are guaranteed to have a great time. Read the story . . . 

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Urban explorer: Point Chevalier

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 . . . 

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Spend the day on Urupukapuka Island

Urupukapuka Island in the Bay of Islands is ringed by dreamy white sand beaches, warm, clear water for snorkelling, beachside campsites and walking tracks winding through long grass. Read the story . . . 

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