Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is full of natural, soul-restoring Little Pockets just waiting to be discovered, explored and delighted in. Auckland is well known as the The City of Sails due to the many yachts in the city’s two harbours. Gems in the waters include, dolphins, whales, and many beautiful islands bursting with native flora, fauna and wildlife. Tāmaki Makaurau has fifty dormant volcanos, hundreds of beaches and two thousand hours of annual sunshine.
Beehive / Taungamaro Island

North Auckland

Here you’ll find regional parks with stunning beaches, islands, farmers markets and even a volcano crater lake to explore.

South Auckland

Beaches of all kinds – play or chill. A peaceful peninsula and country drive.

Awhitu's iconic wharf, leading from gorgeous golden sand beach to inviting green-blue harbour sea, framed but pohutukawa trees
Āwhitu’s Matakawau Beach
A glowing purple, orange and pink sky as the sun sets over the Hauraki gulf on the Pohutukawa Coast
Sunset at Magazine bay wharf

East Auckland

Island views, beautiful Pōhutukawa and next level sunshine – get your togs on, bike out and dust off the cricket set.

West Auckland

Wild, turquoise coastline, iron-sand beaches, surfing, waterfalls, native bush and wildlife.

Colourful sky, and emerald sea, with a long distance view up the coast of Piha and lion rock.
Kayaking at Motuihe Island
Photo Credit Graeme Murray

Hauraki gulf & islands

Sunshine, whales, dolphins, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, SUP, walks – island life.