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Parks / Outdoors 28 Mar 2022

Three great holiday baches less than an hour south of Auckland

These baches are lovingly managed by Auckland Council, providing the perfect combination of country and coast, all barely an hour from Auckland.

Summer 18 Feb 2022

Discover three holiday parks north of Auckland

Looking for an easy getaway north of Auckland? These three holiday park are perfect for fun in the sun.

Summer 18 Feb 2022

38 ways to enjoy the outdoors in Auckland

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the spectacular nature on our city’s doorstep. Choose from our list of 38 outdoor activities in Auckland.

Summer 18 Feb 2022

The best places to mountain bike this summer

Auckland is home to hundreds of mountain bike trails. From family-friendly coastal rides on the North Shore, to challenging downhill trails in the South - there’s something for every rider. 

Walkways 26 Jan 2022

Discover these hidden gems at Auckland regional parks

Auckland’s regional parks are a treasure trove of unique experiences. Enjoy the best of the region with these hidden gems, all within easy driving distance of the central city.

Summer 26 Jan 2022

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning tracks, bush, maunga and walkways. 

Summer 25 Jan 2022

A family fun-packed day in West Auckland

Plan a family fun day in West Auckland, complete with good coffee, a walk at Nihotupu Dam and visits to Pt Chevalier beach and Coyle Park.

Summer 25 Jan 2022

Best kayaking spots for beginners

Nothing beats the serenity of being out on calm water on a sunny day, so grab some gear and enjoy a paddle at these safe, fun places to go kayaking around Tāmaki Makaurau.

Summer 25 Jan 2022

Three must-visit swimming spots

Auckland is not short of swimming spots. Have you been to these three out-of-the-ordinary city beaches?

Summer 25 Jan 2022

Make a splash this summer

Take a dip, make a splash and cool off around Auckland this summer at one of our region’s beaches, splashpads and pools. 

Summer 20 Jan 2022

Best boogie boarding spots in Auckland

Wondering where to take your boogie boards next? These boogie boarding beaches are the best in the Auckland region, according to children.

Summer 18 Jan 2022

Climb every maunga this summer

Exploring Auckland's maunga is a great way to stretch your legs and enjoy getting into nature.

Summer 17 Jan 2022

Discover Auckland’s greatest walks

Between the sweep of the Waitākere Ranges and the glittering stretch of the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland has abundant natural riches.

Summer 17 Jan 2022

10 cool things to do in our regional parks

There are always more new and surprising things to do in Auckland’s regional parks. If you’re looking for something different to do, try one of these cool experiences.

Summer 17 Jan 2022

Scenic summer running trails

Whether you want to head north, south, east or west, you’ll find scenic running trails winding through Auckland’s parks and reserves.

Summer 23 Dec 2021

How to keep safer in the water this summer

With long summer days finally here and your favourite swimming spot calling, now is a great time to think about how to stay safe around the water.