We’re mountain biking novices and are enjoying trying new tracks near Auckland. Tawharanui Regional Park combines great views with a challenging track!
We love escaping Auckland as often as possible, and one of the closest and best places to go for a weekend is Waiheke Island. Wine and beaches – bliss!
My birthday wish was to do a bush walk, so we did the Massey-Cossey Gorge Loop in the Hunua Ranges. It offered some amazing views and a lovely waterfall!
Waiheke Island, a short ferry ride away from Auckland City, is instantly relaxing. With great art, food, and beaches to enjoy, you can happily spend a weekend – or more!
Leigh Sawmill Cafe & Brewery is a great stop north of Auckland, New Zealand, near Goat Island Marine Reserve. They produce great beer and amazing food!
So you’ve got 36 hours in Auckland, New Zealand… there’s great food, bars, beaches short hikes, and retail therapy to be experienced!
It’s expensive to visit tourist attractions in New Zealand – but here are some we have done and think are worth spending your money on!