A trip to Cape Rodney-Okakari Point - NZ's first Marine Reserve - is a must see!Image: Pablo Garbarino | Creative Commons
A popular day trip destination for families, with good boating, swimming, fishing, and kayaking.
Cape Rodney-Okakari Point lies north of Auckland. The marine reserve offers some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities close to Auckland. Visitors can also enjoy swimming, kayaking and walking on the beach.
Take a self-guided walk through tunnels and other features of the area's military history, and watch a short movie at the summit.
Emerging from the sea just 600 years ago, pest-free Rangitoto Island is the youngest volcano in New Zealand. An Auckland icon and deeply enriched with history, it's long been a favourite day trip for walkers, and a much loved boating destination.
This island represents an amazing opportunity to see some unique native treasures. Tiritiri Matangi is rich in Māori and European history with one of the most successful community-lead conservation projects in the world.