"'Playground' for a city" Top 5 Page for this destination Auckland Region by vtveen

Auckland Region Travel Guide: 1,459 reviews and 3,174 photos

Auckland Region consists of the city suburbs, housing a lot of the 'million' inhabitants and on the other side of a lot of beautiful regional parks.

Most of them are located on the east coast along the Hauraki Gulf with lovely beaches.
On the west coast, as usual in New Zealand much wilder, lies Piha Beach, a famous surf spot. Here you will find also Muriwai with its gannet colony and more beaches.

During our visits to New Zealand we often stayed in Kumeu, 35 kilometres Northwest of Auckland. So we explored this part of the country very well. To this our cousin was Director Parks and Recration of Auckland Regional Council, so he showed us a lot of 'his' parks.

I couldn't make up my mind where to place my tips, because they are more or less off the beaten path for most tourists.
But the places are so beautifull and I decided to add them all to the 'things to do' activities.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:close to Auckland
  • In a nutshell:great places for a daytrip from Auckland
  • Last visit to Auckland Region: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 22, 2009
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  • kid-keith's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2008 at 6:43 AM

    Nice tips and pictures, i really want to do a working holiday for a year or so in New Zealand. take care Keith

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2007 at 2:41 AM

    very nice pics and coverage of the Auckland region!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2006 at 6:39 AM

    Auckland had some spectacular ocean views (nice photos)--some areas look extremely rugged. You must have had a wonderful time exploring the countryside!

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 9:19 AM

    Such detailed and informative tips with beautiful pictures...an excellent page on Auckland region. Happy birthdya from Finland!

  • jag17's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 9:43 AM

    Beautiful...love the Muriwai Beach photos.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2006 at 9:39 AM

    Stunning photographs of an amazingly beautiful Auckland Region. It's obvious that you love the area and that you truly relish travel. I find your enthusiasm and positive insights quite refreshing.

  • travelgirl3's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2005 at 10:22 AM

    Wonderful Auckland Region page, Jaap. Your photos and descriptions are excellent -great job.

  • Feb 20, 2005 at 4:01 AM

    Wonderful pages Jaap, youve done a awesome job!! Hope you see you around next time you get back here =) Hayley xo

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2005 at 8:02 PM

    Wow you have some amazing pictures in here! I going back to NZ in 2 days so the tips really are helpful !! Thanks for sharing, I will have to make some post cards from your pics !!

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2005 at 6:20 AM

    Great page Jaap ! Very informative info and always great photos ...

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