That’s right, what food and drink, not where! If I was sharing restaurants, we would be here a VERY long time. If you’re visiting New Zealand and want to try some typical Kiwi foods that are unique to Aotearoa, give these a try!   Charlie’s Feijoa Fizz I just found this bad boy today, it’s delicious […]

HABITAT TOURS If you’re visiting Auckland and haven’t yet checked out the West Coast, then Habitat Tours can take you on the ultimate introduction of the Waitakere Ranges. Highlighting 3 diverse destinations, there is something for everyone. Each tour provides an educational of NZ’s native flora and fauna. First Stop: Muriwai Gannet Colony The west […]

Auckland’s East coast is known for it’s beautifully composed view of the symmetrical landmark and volcano, Rangitoto island. As costal cafes and restaurants take up most of the prime real estate, Archilles Point is a nicely placed lookout placed up on a nearby hill away from the hustle and bustle. It’s panoramic views also includes […]

The closest scenic attraction to the CBD, is one of Auckland’s many volcano’s, Mt Eden. An easy 10 minute walk to summit makes the location highly accessible, and is a popular place for city goers to watch the sunset. Grass covers the crater, and in contrast with the city backdrop it’s a surreal composition. Certainly not […]

A 5 minute walk through the sand and bush from the carpark will land you upon Whatipu Beach. There is often a large estuary that can be difficult to cross if you don’t want to get wet, but is definitely worth the effort if you want to get some views in. The Rock Formations are hard to […]

West Auckland holds many waterfalls but the Karamatura Falls don’t often get the spotlight they deserve. An easy 45minute trail off Huia Road takes you to the base of the 15 meter horsetail waterfall, and features a small elegant blue pool. If you are feeling extra adventuress, continue down stream where you will be able to find […]

Just behind Auckland’s popular Karekare Beach you will be in awe to find this majestical little spot. With the newly built access you almost instantly reach the first section of the falls, then a further 5 minutes to reach the main falls. Level: Easy An easy walk for adventurers of any level! 5 minutes to the […]

The awesome thing about the Mercer Bay Loop Walk is how flexible it is. Offering stunning views as little as 2 minutes in to the track, you can design the walk to your ability by turning back at almost any point and you still would have witnessed the endless horizon of Auckland’s West Coast. With multiple lookout […]

Anawhata is potentially as secluded as Auckland gets at times. You wont often find people down here due to the long rural-like gravel road leading up to the car park, and further more the hefty walk down to the beach. Although the beach may not be your safest bet for swimming, Anawhata still has a lot […]

From the Bethells carpark make your way across the footbridge to start the Te Henga Walkway. The 4 hour trail takes you from Bethells to Muriwai, and lets you admire everything in between. The vibrant orange cliff faces and dark black sand make a surreal contrast to the bright blue water and greenery surrounding. Featuring epic costal views […]