North Island

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.

Phil Newbury's talent

Bring a picnic, get inspired

Time: 2 hr return

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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Barn Paddock Camping Area

A simple camspite in Auckland's Huia area.

Walking accessed campsite near Huia, in the Waitakere area.

Harataonga Camping Ground

Great Barrier Island

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

  • Children's Playgrounds
  • Free

Harnessing Nature

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...

Home Bay - Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve


White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track


White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track

Time: 2 hours return Distance: 3.2km

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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.


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

Time: 3.5 hours one way

Time: 2 hours return Distance: 3km return

  • Children's Playgrounds
  • Free

Big and New

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I took a short walk (less than 1 hour) north of Piha along the Laird Thomson track up to the Te Waha Point lookout and down to a cute nearby beach (Whites Beach), this was when I realised that I was in NZ!

Rays Rest - Beachfront Freedom Camping

Tairaire Track

Karekare Falls

Tairaire Track

Karekare Falls

Time: 10 minutes return Distance: 100 metres