Warkworth, wrapped around the Mahurangi River is an urban buzz meets regional New Zealand town with a bustling main street, ducks along its river banks and a gateway to vineyards, artisan crafts, Goat Island marine reserve and regional parks...
Why choose this walk? Cornwall Park has wide open spaces galore for families and individuals to relax, refresh and revive in Cornwall Park. A half day in the park is an antidote after the long haul flight to New Zealand or perhaps you are isolated in your home. Visit Cornwall Park and enjoy the vistas and space.
Why choose this walk? Cornwall Park has wide open spaces galore for families and individuals to relax, refresh and revive in Cornwall Park. A half day in the park is an antidote after the long haul flight to New Zealand or perhaps you are isolated in your home. Visit Cornwall Park and enjoy the vistas and space. Getting there from Auckland CDB. The park distance from Auckland centre is 8.5km. If you are using a taxi / uber get your ride to drop you at the visitor centre. You can walk either further up the hill to ‘one tree hill,’ the highest point for the view or make your way slowly through the park. The visitor centre specialises in Auckland based activities with a wealth of brochures, pamphlets, and information sheets to guide visitors.
Walks are a way to immerse yourself in the landscape and slow down the senses. You have a chance to observe small and unusual as you pass from flowering rata to the effects of erosion. You experience the heritage of towns such as Rawene, Kohukoku and lunch at the Copthorne in Omapere.
Walks from very easy short strolls to medium walks that are in remote locations. You can stand in an area of fifteenth century adeze (tool) manufacturing, walk in the footsteps of gold miners, visit a settlers graveyard where the mostly forgotten names of nineteenth century Nelson inhabitants are buried and you can experience the pleasure of being in a wildly remote, beautiful part of the South Island. Windswept beaches, extraordinary landforms, heritage and history are all free and easily accessible. Remember to follow the advice of the Department of Conservation. Ensure that heritage areas are left intact with only your footprints and wildlife is treated with respect.
There is always something about fortifications and the sense of battles won and battles lost? New Zealand’s got plenty of places to get the imagination fired up… Whitianga Headland Reserve and Rock Pa is impressive. Even Captain Cook was taken with the Pa site associated with Ngati Hei. When Captain Cook visited the Pa site it had been abandoned with blackened stumps, an attack by Ngati Rangi (Tauranga region) had resulted in a retreat.
Hamilton is the underdog city in Aotearoa NZ. Banter, wry humour is often Hamilton’s calling card. Think again, New businesses are popping up, the food scene is booming, and the natural beauty of the mighty Waikato is stunning. Don’t skip town, Hamilton is your next holiday spot. There are some amazing activities to do in Hamilton, there's truly something for everyone. Adventure, creativity or chilling out, here’s five reasons Hamilton is your next holiday destination.
Kawakawa is often bypassed by traffic on State Highway intent on reaching Northland. It is a mistake as it is the coolest place in New Zealand for its quirky cultural interpretation of New Zealand life and times. Kawakawa is close to several significant NZ Land Wars sites such as Ruapekapeka Pa. The funky Hundertwasser public toilets and a fabulous art gallery, Kings TheatreCreative Centre.
Volunteers the backbone of conservation, the passionate individual who gives time freely. This article is unashamedly promoting the work of the Aongatete Forest Trust. About Us … We are a volunteer group that manages 500 hectares of native forest in the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park, between Tauranga and Katikati. The Project is a joint venture between Forest and Bird and the Aongatete Forest Restoration Trust. Our Trust was established in 2006 by Tauranga Forest and Bird and the Katikati Rotary Club and is supported by local volunteers, Forest and Bird members, landowners and Ngai Tamawhariua who have the kaitiaki (guardianship) role over this forest.
For locals with the summer to explore the Auckland region there are numerous opportunities to find a dune lake, a mature native forest, a Victorian landscaped park. For visitors the Auckland region offers a chance to explore wild Auckland, natural places hidden in plain sight. Whether your stay is a few days or several weeks let’s get you out and about into the upper North Island’s natural environment.
Karangahake Gorge & Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park An area quietly slumbering in the valleys of the Coromandel. It is all too easy to keep on driving through the gorge on your way to the Coromandel hot spots of Hot Water Beach, Whitianga and Coromandel township. The tumbling river below and the regenerating bush should tempt you to stop and explore. The rich history and charm of the cycling trails and short walks is stunning. A place where goldminers found the most lucrative strikes in New Zealand’s history is fascinating. Karangahake Gorge, part of the Kami Mamaku Conservation Park is definitely worth a detour. A day trip for Auckland, explore the Kaimi Mountain Range, its history and the secrets behind the regenerating bush.
Explore historic logging trails where kauri was extensively milled and gold mining relics. You have opportunities to swim beneath a waterfall or to walk among the giants of the forest, massive kauris which have escaped nineteenth century timber milling. Explore a historic cemetery in Thames and street art in Coromandel. Stop by a local favourite ice cream shop situated next to the Mercury Bay Museum. The ten walks take you from the eastern to western sides of the Coromandel Peninsula. There are numerous additional walks, check the travel pack information section to check out any trails or track appeal. Cycle trails, gold mining trails and heritage walks, the Coromandel is not always about beaches and golden sand.