Stretching from the cliffs overlooking Maori Bay and the Gannet Colony north to Kaipara Head, Muriwai Beach with its fine ... More
Stretching from the cliffs overlooking Maori Bay and the Gannet Colony north to Kaipara Head, Muriwai Beach with its fine black sand is popular with surfers, families, surfcasters and dune buggies. You can drive all the way north, some 40 kilometres, at low tide, but the northern sector is sometimes used as a bombing range by the New Zealand Air Force, so make sure the red flag is not flying! The shop near the main car park has excellent coffee and burgers. There is a camping ground, many pleasant grassy picnic spots with shade, a playground and even a golf course at Muriwai. The beach opens daily at 7:30 a.m.
The old pump house, which pumped water from Western Springs to early Auckland residents, is the focal point of this
fascinating museum. The museum houses a magnificent working Beam Engine (one of only three in the world) and numerous ...
The windswept coastal settlement of Makara Beach is surprisingly sheltered, making this the ideal destination when the bitter winds of
Lambton Quay signal its tempestuous onslaught. The rocky coastline at the end of the winding 11 kilometer drive from ...
One of the larger scoria cones in the Auckland volcanic field, Mt. Eden (196 meters) has three craters with extensive
storage, defensive and habitation earthen remains. Known by Maori as Maungawhau, or hill of the whau tree, Mt. Eden ...