Auckland New Zealand Visitor and Holiday Accommodation Information

Eco Tourist Attractions and Holiday Accommodation Guide to Auckland's magical rainforest hinterland, black sand beaches
and Kumeu Valley Wine Country

Auckland tourist info and attractions, scenic routes, West Auckland beaches bays and parks, Auckland tourist sites, picnic spots, places to visit where to eat where to stay and things to do. Auckland holiday activities eco sightseeing and accommodation,

Where else can you leave the CBD and in thirly 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.

Relax 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'.

Enjoy 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.

West Auckland vacation and holiday accommodation includes bed & breakfasts, self contained cottages, holiday rental apartments, baches, motels, boutique lodges and hotels.

West Auckland cafes and restaurants offer excellent local and international cuisine or if you prefer, take a picnic lunch to one of many peaceful picnic spots throughout the Waitakere Ranges - Auckland 's coastal rainforest park.

An essential place to visit by either car or coach to experience your Pure New Zealand holiday or vacation in the North Island

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Spirit of the West

The perfect gift for a 'Westie' or visitors.

Explore the unique West Auckland area in the new book "Spirit of The West' published by Heritage Publishing. Local photographer Ted Scott has collaborated with author Mayor Bob Harvey to produce a stunning photographic record of the heritage area that is the Waitakere Ranges, its coastline and hinterland. For local stockists and a special offer visit the website ''
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