We take all of our overseas visitors to Muriwai Beach and Gannet Colony! Muriwai Beach is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in Auckland.  It has one of the most stunning west coast beaches with its crashing surf, black iron sand, dramatic 50-km coastline, and unique, easily accessible gannet colony. It should be a must-see … Read more

Best island day trips from Auckland, NZ

Unique islands of the Hauraki Gulf It should be compulsory! If you are visiting Auckland you must include a day trip to at least one of our 50 plus unique islands in our beautiful Hauraki Gulf harbour. Lonely Planet named Auckland harbour and the Hauraki Gulf the best experience in New Zealand!  What other country … Read more

Coast to Coast Walk Auckland

Did you know that you can walk right across New Zealand in just four hours from one coast to the other? Yes!  You can cross the width of New Zealand in just four or five hours from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean! The 16 km walk (or bike ride) takes you across the narrowest part of … Read more

Best Auckland Day Trips

Looking for an interesting day trip from Auckland? Need to escape the hustle and bustle of New Zealand’s largest city? Look no further! Within a few hours drive from Auckland, there is a diverse range of popular day trips that will cater to everyone’s tastes! Take a look through this selection to find the one … Read more

Things to do in Kerikeri

Northland, New Zealand Interesting things to do in KERIKERI  Yes! The historical Kerikeri Stone Store is a very interesting historical landmark, but one of the most interesting things to do in Kerikeri is to hike one of the walking tracks that feature five stunning waterfalls?  FIVE STUNNING WATERFALL WALKS! The walks are all located on … Read more

Things to Do in Kerikeri, New Zealand

The perfect base to explore everything Northland has to offer but a holiday destination in its own right too!   BEST THINGS TO DO IN KERIKERI, Northland, New Zealand! Kerikeri is the largest town in Northland, New Zealand. The Bay of Islands Airport is located here and it is the commercial centre for the Bay … Read more

Puhoi Historical Village

ROAD TRIP NORTH – Stage 1: Auckland to Warkworth About an hour’s drive or 50 km north of Auckland, just past Waiwera, is a turn off on the left that signposts “Puhoi.” It’s worth a detour when you’re traveling north and it’s also a great day trip from Auckland. The first thing you’ll notice is … Read more

Dark Sky Sanctuary – Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

A moonless summer night, sitting out on the deck on Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. We looked up and what did we see? Thousands and thousands of vivid stars glittering and gleaming overhead against a black velvety background, along with a few shooting stars and circling satellites. A dazzling display and awesome sight! Medlands’ Night … Read more