Of all the places in New Zealand, Auckland has arguably been hit hardest over the past two years. Multiple lockdowns in a city of over 1.7 million people has led to big changes for many – but Aucklanders are nothing if not a resilient lot. Catherine Milford discovers that with change comes evolution, and Tāmaki Makaurau has plenty to offer those visiting our biggest city.
Make time to visit one of Auckland's beautiful parks and enjoy a quiet walk. Extracted from Peter Jenssen’s newly released book, Greater Auckland Walks: Over 200 Scenic, Historic and Hidden Walks.
Once a rehabilitation centre for alcoholics and drug addicts, Rotoroa Island is now open to the public, offering a full day of discovery, or a kicked-back, peaceful getaway. Eleanor Hughes shares her recent experience.