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Auckland known as the City if Sails, it is ideal for self drive tours, discover the best day trips in Auckland, try the place out or enjoy leisurely time in a vineyard. There are plenty of places from Auckland that you can visit in minutes for your day trip, Puhoi Village with the picturesque Puhoi River which only take around 30 minutes drives from the city. Whangaparaoa, home to Shakespeare Regional Park with a beautiful sanctuary of conservation and recreation.
Matakana as one of the most popular weekend getaway with the Farmers Markets on every Saturday and fill your shopping bag with artisan cheese and deli treats, the nearby vineyards and beaches is also appealing to visit like Omaha as one of the popular. One of the bucket list activity in Auckland is to visit Hobbiton, especially if you are a fan of Lord of the Rings movies.
Another magic must visit place is Karangahake Gorge, two hours drive from Auckland filled with cliff, lavish waterfall and the amazing Ohinemuri River. Drive around 3 hours to the Waitomo Caves, the spectacular caves will make your mind blowing. You can take the Waitomo Glow Worm Tour by boat, walking through numbers of impressive caves and stroll around one of the scenic walks.
A day trip to Muriwai Beach is a perfect option if you are planning for a short day trip. A trip to the west coast of the North Island will take you to the rugged volcanic coastline. Go for a swim or just lay on the beach, both option is just perfect to have yourself some pleasant time. Another beach with an awe stunning coastline worth to visit is Piha Beach, you can surf and swim or just enjoy the café and restaurant at the beach as well as a holiday park for campers and motorhomes.
Want to learn more about the unique Maori Culture while you are in Auckland? Explore a day trip in the city of Rotorua which is also famous for its geothermal activity. Visit to Te Puia, one of the two geyser fields in the world or visit Te Whakarewarewa a living Maori village – an active geothermal area where you can enjoy some of restful time at the hot pools.
Drive to Paihia in the Bay of Island if you would like to plan for a long drive trip from Auckland and book in advance the famous dolphin cruises in the Bay of Islands. Drive 15 miles from Auckland to the home to a great many of gorgeous beaches which is also popular with holidaying kiwis during summer, the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.