Of all the wild beaches that invade the coastline of the rugged Waitakeries Mountains west of Auckland (Whatipu, Bethells, Kare Kare, Anawhata and Murawai), Piha is arguably the most spectacular and certainly the most popular.
For those of us Kiwis (and non-Kiwis) dreaming of pitching a tent and soaking up all the great outdoors has to offer, but lacking in the equipment to turn the dream into a reality, Adventure Capital has given us an easy solution.
Elsewhere in the country, Auckland (and Aucklanders) gets a lot of flak; but look beyond these outmoded perceptions and the country’s largest city has a lot to offer, writes City of Sails resident, Peta Stavelli.