Heritage and history in North Island
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So many corners! From Central Auckland across to the Waitākere Ranges, up the coast to Hokianga and from Kaikohe back down SH1, there are many intriguing corners on this journey – but the delights en route make them all worthwhile. Read the story . . .
From country roads to offshore island detours, boats, beaches, snorkelling and surfing, this journey between Auckland and Whangārei is packed full of exciting activities. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
The route from Auckland to the Bay of Islands is not afraid to flaunt its ample history and forward-thinking art spaces. Check out our top picks for art and culture buffs when you’re heading north. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Creative Inspiration: 5 great gardens and galleries on a road trip between Auckland and the Kauri Coast
The journey north from West Auckland is rich in creativity. From art galleries to sculpture gardens and even some unique geology – we've picked five places to stop at along the way. Read the story . . .
Winding up the west coast from Auckland City to Northland, this road trip takes in remarkable landscapes, art, heritage and creative spaces. We've picked our top five things to see and do along the way. Read the story . . .
Head north from Central Auckland to discover the best of the rest in North Auckland and Northland. These are the top five spots worth stopping for. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Tunnels and towers are fascinating. Whanganui has both, and even better, they are joined together by a historic elevator. Read the story . . .
Celebrating the history of aviation in New Zealand, Classic Flyers Museum in Mount Maunganui showcases heritage aircraft, both on the ground and in the skies. Read the story . . .