Greater Auckland

DESTINATIONS new zealand auckland greater-auckland

West Auckland has black-sand KareKare and Muriwai beaches, the former with a famous gannett bird colony, as well as vineyards. North Auckland includes Takapuna Beach, a ritzy seaside suburb.



Film buffs will recognize KareKare and its black sand from the dramatic opening scenes of The Piano. Its size means…

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Takapuna Beach

You'll see some of New Zealand's most expensive houses along Takapuna Beach on Auckland's North Shore. If architecture (or being…

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Muriwai Beach

The black sand of Muriwai Beach is a must for those exploring the West Coast. Combine a trip here with…

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