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The steep-sided and seemingly flat-topped Mana Island is a distinctive feature of Wellington's west coast. Activities and features include walking tracks, a historic lighthouse site, and a concrete gannet colony.
Take time to smell the roses, and rhododendrons, and lots more, at this charming garden area.
A two hour drive north of Auckland, brings you to the northern most city of New Zealand and gateway to the north....
Waiuku & Kariotahi Beach – Historic Waiuku has genuine charm, even though it’s not on the well beaten tourist path. Take a walk by the estuary at Tamakae Reserve or along the black sands of wild and windswept Kariotahi Beach.
Kawakawa Bay – Kiwis just love beautiful Kawakawa Bay, and so will you! A safe sandy beach lined by pohutukawas that’s perfect for a beach barbecue or a game of beach volleyball. It’s a magical spot and just the ticket for a family day out.
Not many people get to experience this mystical Hokitika nightlife – so be one of the few to view this sparkly natural beauty in the darkness.
Karangahake Gorge, Waikino – The stunning scenery at the Karangahake Gorge is hard to beat, but this historic area is also great fun to explore, with old railway tunnels, old goldmine sites and World War II battery sites.
Whitford Forest Mountain Bike Park – Both walkers and mountain bikers can have some serious fun at Whitford Forest and, when you’re done, take a wander around charming Whitford Village for some country charm.
Lake Rotohokahoka, Mamaku, Rotorua – It’s a bit out of town at nearby Mamaku, but walking out to the lake will give you a chance to see flocks of native kaka (parrots), and perhaps even an endanger kokako (a native forest bird).
Smuggler's Cove, Bream Bay Scenic Reserve – As the name suggests, Smuggler’s Cove was indeed a hideout for real smugglers in bygone times and, these days, it’s an equally good hideout for visitors seeking to get off the beaten track.