Way out west



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Day 1: Organise a day trip with Bush and Beach NZ for a guided walk through the temperate rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges, and finish with a dinner at Gracehill Vineyard Restaurant. Day 2: Explore Auckland's west coast with excursions to Bethell's beach (and make the most of the cafe for lunch) and Muriwai (don't miss the gannet colony). Finish the day at Coopers Creek Vineyard. Day 3: Explore the southern part of the Waitakere Ranges with by travelling through Titirangi to Huia (walk up to Mt Donald McLean and see Huia Lodge), before heading out to Whatipu for views out across the Tasman Sea and back towards Auckland across the Manukau Harbour.

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Waiheke Island

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Location:

Hauraki Gulf
1240 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 372 9999 (Tourist Information)


Lion Rock

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Location:

Piha Beach
Waitakere
1008 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 979 7070 (Tourist Information)


Babich Wines

Location:

Babich Road
Henderson
1008 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 833 7859
fax: +64 9 833 9929


Day 1 - Kumeu, Auckland


This first day is a good introduction to the natural beauty of Auckland's west coa*t.


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Gracehill Vineyard Restaurant

Location:

34 Pomona Road
0891 Kumeu, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: 64 9 412 8622
fax: +64 9 412 7098


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Bush & Beach Ltd

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Location:

P.O. Box 12
Henderson
1007 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 837 4130
fax: +64 9 837 4193


Day 2 - Auckland


Day 2 allows for more freedom now that you have had your first introduction to the west coa*t.


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Bethells Beach (Te Henga)

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Location:

Bethells Road
Waitakere
1008 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 979 7070 (Tourist Information)


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Muriwai Gannet Colony

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Location:

Muriwai Beach
Muriwai Beach
1250 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 979 7070


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Muriwai Beach

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Location:

Muriwai Road
State Highway 16
1250 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 979 7070 (Tourist Information)
fax: +64 9 366 2155


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Coopers Creek Vineyard

Location:

35kilometres north-west of Auckland
Huapai and Kumeu, PO Box 140
1006 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 412 8560
fax: +64 9 412 8375


Day 3 - Auckland


Finally, explore the southern end of Auckland's rugged Waitakere Ranges to finish off this trip.


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Whatipu

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Location:

Whatipu Road
Waitakere
1008 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 979 7070 (Tourist Information)


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Mt Donald McLean

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Location:

Donald McLean Road
Waitakere
1008 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 379 6476 (Department of Conservation Visitor Centre)


3

Acacia Cottage and Huia Lodge

Location:

P.O. Box 26072
Epsom, Cornwall Park
1051 Auckland, New Zealand

Contact:

tel: +64 9 630 8485
fax: +64 9 524 6433


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