Just a short boat ride across the water from Auckland is the tantalising island, Waiheke. Does it live up to the hype? Peta Stavelli writes from her home on the island.
The colourful and diverse South Auckland township of Ōtara is known as the cultural capital of the Pacific. It’s also home to the most popular market in Auckland – not to mention some of the tastiest Pasifika food in the country.
Think you know what Auckland has to offer? Think again. Emma Rawson reckons a visit to Tāmaki Makarau will spellbind you with its unexpected charms and hidden delights.
Heading West out of Auckland towards the Waitakeres, Pamela Wade discovers an abundance of natural treasure just a stone’s throw from the big smoke.
Glenbrook is less than an hour’s drive from central Auckland, and is popular with local visitors and railway fans alike. Heather Whelan takes a trip back in time to learn more about the historic South Auckland railway that’s been lovingly restored for future generations.
The little town of Matakana, an hour’s drive from Auckland CBD, has developed a reputation for its fine food, art and sculpture. Catherine Milford visited to find out more.