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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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Six unmissable road trip detours on the Thermal Explorer Highway

Head off the main route on the Thermal Explorer Highway to discover these six unmissable Kiwi Gems between Auckland and Hawke's Bay. 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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Franklin: coast to coast charm

Boasting cafés, vineyards, farmers’ markets and beaches; a vintage steam railway, even a racing car track – there’s an awful lot to do in this bucolic corner of the country. Read the story . . . 

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Firth of Thames: the gentle way south

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 . . . 

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South Auckland stroll

The best way to introduce yourself to a new area is to take a stroll with a local. The tips and places you will visit will depend on that local’s personal experience Read the story . . . 

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