Where else can you leave the CBD and in thirty minutes be tramping in a rain-forest, walking on a wild uncommercialised beach, surfing in challenging waves or relaxing in a winery cafe? Escape the city and discover the breathtaking natural beauty and dramatic black sand beaches of the Waitakere Ranges and the wine districts of Henderson Valley and Kumeu Valley - Auckland 's unique natural tourist attractions.
Uncovering New Zealand's natural treasure
with a picnic beside meandering bush streams or majestic waterfalls. Explore the many rainforest trails and peaceful seaside bays of the Auckland's Manukau Harbour, perfect for small children. Or take a walk on the wild side at the black sand surf beaches of Bethells, Piha and KareKare - location of 'The Piano'.
wine tasting or lunch at a West Auckland winery, cafe or restaurant. Visit West Auckland art galleries - or for a shopping experience, enjoy the village craft or farmers markets or West Auckland shopping malls of New Lynn and Henderson.