Auckland & the Bay of Islands Road Trips - East & West Coast Explorer Trip (PDF Chapter)

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This is the East & West Coast Explorer chapter from Lonely Planet’s Auckland & the Bay of Islands Road Trips guidebook.

From Auckland, embark on a circular route north of the city to uncover secluded and spectacular beaches, sophisticated vineyard restaurants and a menu of family-friendly activities.

  • discover Goat Island, a marine reserve packed with underwater life
  • pick the right route with inspirational images and key trip highlights
  • visit Matakana and soak up the local arts scene, vineyards and farmers market
  • get around easily with colour maps and route directions in easy stages
  • marvel at the looming Lion Rock at Piha beach
  • discover even more with detours and ways to link your trips

Coverage includes: Auckland, Pulhoi, Matakana, Goat Island, Helensville, Muriwai, Kumeu, Te Henga, Bethells Beach, Piha and Titirangi.

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