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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Awesome bush walks in NZ native forest - check that it is open as it is sometimes closed for pest eradication.”
  • 58 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Natural Feature
“Not a safe swimming beach, but popular for its black sand, rugged scenery, fishing, and Whatipu Caves.”
  • 11 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Cafe
“Very Quaint Cafe with beautiful surroundings at Huia Beach. Great food and coffee with friendly service.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“The Lighthouse and Signal Station Lookout commands a mighty view of the Manukau Bar, Paratutae , Aucklands Waitakere Ranges, Auckland City and Manukau Harbour and on a clear day Mnt Taranaki.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A fairly flat walk to one of Aucklands most popular waterfalls. (roughly 40mins) ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Waitakerie ranges have many short walking trails. Please adhere to any signage and dip your shoes where requested to stop the spread of Kauri die back disease”
  • 6 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Sublocality
“Drive down to Huia, know as 'The Little Hawai', 15 minute drive from our Retreat. Hopefully catch the high tide and be wowed by Huia's beauty and surrounding mountains. We recommend the Karamatura Loop Walk 1 hour return, 2.5km This circular forest walk begins from the Karamatura Valley picnic area and features streams, great views and impressive northern rata trees. A relic railway wagon from the timber milling days stands beside the track as a reminder of this area’s history and the difficulties of getting logs out from this rugged area. On your way back, stop for a great meal and coffee at The Huia Food Store.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Our favourite west coast beach. The picturesque black sand beach was famously featured in Jane Campion's The Piano. Bring shoes - the sand get very hot and its a walk to the water. Swimmers are advised to only swim between the flags. We only recommend swimming here if you are a confidant swimmer. Be sure to look out for a map to Karekare waterfall, known by the Kawerau people as ‘Te Ahoaho' or ‘pendulous white thread', is nestled a short walk from the main beach arrival area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Campground
“Buy yur surfboard here or get it repaired. Mike Jolly makes surfboards. Clothing and souvenirs, and coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Premise
“Great view down onto the entrance of the Manukau Harbour site many ship wrecks and maritime accidents from crossing the notorious bar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“On a hot day, a lovely walk follows the stream and ends at a lovely swimming hole, approx 20 minute walk.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Park
“This is one of the best little beaches in this area. Great for swinging at High or Low tide”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Drive or walk over to Karekare beach, made famous in the Movie the Piano. This place remains un-touched with no direct vehicle access. Pack sunscreen, water, and good foot wear and explore this west coast wilderness beach.”
  • 14 locals recommend