Things to do
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 . . .
Cycling Auckland’s waterfront makes for a flat, entertaining and family-friendly ride. Read the story . . .
In the Hauraki Gulf there are an abundance of intriguing, easily accessible islands to explore, right on Auckland City’s doorstep. Read the story . . .
Make the most of the season’s bounty by picking your own selection of berries and summer fruits. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Get out the body paint and glitter for Splore – New Zealand’s biggest fancy dress party. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
Summer afternoons filled with thrilling international sports – it must be cricket. Read the story . . .
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 . . .
New Zealand is blessed with so many beautiful and varied landscapes. Often the best way to discover them is on foot. Read the story . . .
All-in-all there are over 60 sites of bygone volcanic activity scattered about the Auckland isthmus. Read the story . . .