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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.

Phil Newbury's talent

Bring a picnic, get inspired

Time: 2 hr return

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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.

Home Bay - Motutapu Island Recreation Reserve
  • Children's Playgrounds
  • Free

Big and New

Time: 3.5 hours one way

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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Richard Kesteleyn


Go to Muriwai Beach, gannet colony, nice coast and free.



White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track


White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track

Time: 2 hours return Distance: 3.2km

Time: 2 hours return Distance: 3km return

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

  • Children's Playgrounds
  • Free

Harnessing Nature

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Tune into local radio stations to get an idea of what sorts of events are happening around town especially in the summer when there are lots of free open air concerts in parks around the city. Go George FM (96.6) - the station that started in a garage and now has hit the big time.

Rays Rest - Beachfront Freedom Camping

Tairaire Track

Karekare Falls

Tairaire Track

Karekare Falls

Time: 10 minutes return Distance: 100 metres