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Auckland Region

There is no other city in NZ with such an array of close natural wonders. Sometimes hidden behind poor urban design, a small effort yields great rewards.

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The surf lifesaving tower at Te Henga

Bethells Rd to Constable Rd 8 km or 3 - 4 hr one way, Bethells Rd to O’Neill’s Bay 2 km or 45 min one way.

Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary and one of New Zealand's most important and exciting conservation projects.

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Time: 2 hr return

Barn Paddock Camping Area

A simple camspite in Auckland's Huia area.

Harataonga Camping Ground

Great Barrier Island

Walking accessed campsite near Huia, in the Waitakere area.

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Time: 3.5 hours one way

Home Bay - Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve

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White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track

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White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track

Time: 2 hours return Distance: 3.2km

Warkworth i-SITE

Visit the Warkworth i-SITE and discover what there is to do in the Matakana Coast Wine Country. We offer free information and bookings for all...

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Manukau Heads light house is one of the highest driving points in Auckland with amazing views over the city and on a good day you can even see Mt Taranaki on the west coast. Entry to the lighthouse is by donation, a good picnic spot but the water is not safe to drink so bring your own.

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Big and New

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Harnessing Nature

Time: 2 hours return Distance: 3km return

Rising a spectacular 100 metres above the historic Puhoi village is the Puhoi Loop Track.

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Goat Island is NZ’s first marine reserve. You can bring your own dive or snorkel gear and see the marine life for free.

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Hamiltons Gap

Overnight Campervan Parking

Hamiltons Gap

Overnight Campervan Parking

Seaside camping

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Te Arai Point

Overnight Campervan Parking

Rays Rest - Beachfront Freedom Camping