Northern excursion

Description:

This trip encompasses all that is good about the beautiful coastline north of Auckland. Day 1 explores Devonport/Takapuna, and day 2 takes in a trip to the wildlife sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi Island. Day 3 explores the more rural townships further north, ending with a trip to the hot springs at Waiwera.

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Orewa Beach

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Location:

State Highway One
Orewa
1461 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 426 0076 (Hibiscus Coast Visitor Information Centre)


Day 1 - Auckland


Enjoy the atmosphere of Devonport/Takapuna - cla**y cafes, shopping, a walk on the beach and superb views of the Hauraki Gulf.


1

Chelsea Sugar Refinery Park

Location:

Colonial Road, Highbury
North Shore
1310 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 486 8670 (Tourist Information Centre)


2

R'Toto Pub & Café

Location:

39 Ponsonby Road
Takapuna
1011 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

64 9 376 5008


3

Devonport Stone Oven Bakery and Cafe

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Location:

5 Clarence Street
Devonport
0624 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

64 9 445 3185


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Old Devonport Walk (The)

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Location:

Devonport
1309 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 979 7060 (Tourist Information)


6

North Head

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Location:

North Head
1250 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

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


7

Takapuna Beach

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Location:

The Strand
Takapuna
1309 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 486 8670


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Devonport Information Centre

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Location:

Windsor Reserve
Devonport
1309 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 446 0677


Day 2 - Auckland


A day trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand's number one spot to see rare and endangered wildlife.


1

Long Bay Restaurant

Location:

200 Beach Road
Torbay, North Shore
1311 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

64 9 473 5436


3

Whangaparaoa Peninsula

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Location:

40 km north of Auckland city
Gulf Harbour
1463 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 426 0076


Day 3 - Auckland


Enjoy the good food and wine that the villages of Matakana and Puhoi have to offer further north. End the trip with a relaxing visit to the hot springs at Waiwera.


1

Matakana

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Location:

Matakana
(an hour north of Auckland)
1241 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 425 9081 (Visitor Information Centre)


2

Glass Bottom Boat - Aquador

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Location:

Goat Island Marine Reserve
1241 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9 422 6334


3

Morris and James Pottery Tileworks Cafe-Bar

Location:

48 Tongue Farm Road
Matakana
1241 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

64 09 422 7116 / 64 09 422 7484


4

Waiwera Thermal Resort & Health Spa

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Location:

21 Waiwera Road
Waiwera
1240 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone:

+64 9427 8800


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