New Zealand's North Island - Auckland (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Auckland chapter from Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island guidebook.

Whether it’s the ruggedly beautiful west-coast surf beaches, or the glistening Hauraki Gulf with its islands, the water’s never far away. Within an hour’s drive from the city’s high-rise heart, there are dense tracts of rainforest, wineries and wildlife reserves.

  • get out on Hauraki Gulf and visit the island sanctuaries dotting this beautiful expanse
  • maps
  • go with the flows on Auckland Volcanic Field, exploring Auckland’s fascinating volcanic mountains, lakes and islands
  • transport
  • tread the mystical and treacherous black sands of Karekare and Piha
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Auckland, History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Hauraki Gulf Islands, Rangitoto & Motutapu Islands, Motuihe Island, Waiheke Island, Rotoroa Island, Tiritiri Matangi Island, Motuora Island, Kawau Island, Great Barrier Island, West Auckland, Titirangi, Waitakere Ranges, Karekare, Piha, Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Kumeu & around, Muriwai Beach, Helensville, North Auckland, Long Bay Regional Park, Shakespear Regional Park, Orewa, Waiwera, Puhoi, Mahurangi & Scandrett Regional Parks, Warkworth, Matakana, Leigh, Pakiri.

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