Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most culturally diverse city. Consistently rated as one of..Piha Information
Piha is a laid-back seaside village 45 minutes west of Auckland city. The dramatic beach, which is..West Coast Information
Auckland's west, including Waitakere City and part of Rodney District, is famous for its great..Waiheke Island Information
One of the larger Hauraki Gulf islands, Waiheke is just 14 kilometres by ferry from the heart of..Auckland Harbour Information
Waitemata or Auckland Harbour as it is commonly known is a peaceful, sheltered area that lies just..Matakana Information
Just an hour's drive north of Auckland is the town of Matakana, best known for its community..Rangitoto Island Information
As if by design, just 600 years ago a volcanic mountain emerged from the sea to create Auckland's..Sky Tower Information
Auckland's Sky Tower is a striking telecommunications and observation tower set in the heart of..Waitakere Ranges Information
The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park covers 28 square kilometres of native forest, rivers and beaches..See all locations in Auckland Region
In 1993, Jane Campion’s Oscar Winning The Piano made Karekare an international star, with everyone talking about the beautiful black-sand beach.
Karekare beach is located on Auckland's west coast between Piha in the north and Whatipu in the south. It is a 50 minute drive from downtown Auckland and a 20 minute drive from the Arataki Visitor Centre.
One of Auckland's most spectacular beaches and wilderness areas, and part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Karekare offers excellent surf, walking and picnicking. Swimmers are advised to only swim between the flags.
Karekare waterfall, known by the Kawerau people as ‘Te Ahoaho' or ‘pendulous white thread', is nestled a short walk from the main beach arrival area.
Karekare has attracted some of New Zealand’s finest painters: Albrecht, Binney, Blomfield, Buchanan and Siddell. Writers like Curnow and Stead have written about it, filmmakers like Jane Campion (The Piano), Barry Barclay and Niki Caro (Memory and Desire) have set major films there. The landscape is both magical and powerful, a magnet for photographers.
Explore the great outdoors, shop till you drop, sample the culinary delights, and wander..Rotorua Information
The Rotorua region was the birthplace of New Zealand tourism in the 1800s and it remains one of New..Wellington Information
Wellington’s many charms lie in part with it's close proximity to the natural attractions of the..Bay of Plenty Information
Gardens and art are the stars of spring in the Bay of Plenty. The mild climate makes it the perfect..Bay of Islands Information
The Bay of Islands is a micro-region that includes the towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri..Northlands Information
Spring in subtropical Northland brings the senses alive. Imagine ocean waves lapping on white sand..Coromandel Information
Spring signals the opening of the Coromandel scallop season. Dive for scallops to barbeque yourself..Hawkes Bay Information
A Mediterranean climate with long, fine dry summers and mild winters not only makes this a great..Lake Taupo Information
Situated in the volcanic heart of the North Island, the Lake Taupo region is home to New Zealand's..Napier Information
The port city of Napier is a popular tourist destination with its sweeping views of Hawke’s Bay..Hastings Information
Fruit, wine and 1930s architecture give Hastings an appealing point of difference. The area was..See all locations in North Island