Raglan Pancake Rocks

Raglan Pancake Rocks

If you enjoy paddling, either kayak or standup paddleboard, the pancake rock formations in Raglan Harbour offer a rather interesting and unique experience.

Te Arai

Te Arai Beach

Te Arai Beach, with it’s unusual rocky point and pure white sand, is one of our favourite weekend getaway spots, perfect for surfing, walking or just chilling out.


Matapouri Mermaid Pool

Although a bit of a detour off Highway 1 to get to, this emerald green natural tidal rock pool near Matapouri Bay is the perfect place for a refreshing swim at low tide.

Anawhata Beach

Exploring Anawhata Beach

If you’re looking to experience the rugged beauty of Auckland’s wild west coast beaches but keen to avoid the crowds then Anawhata Beach is the place to go for some quiet solitude.

Hot Water Beach

Visiting Hot Water Beach

Like digging holes in the sand? Fancy creating your very own custom spa pool? If your answer’s yes then Hot Water Beach is the place for you. Spades optional but highly recommended.

Mangawhai Beach

Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway

Explore the rugged coastline with it’s secluded beaches and enjoy stunning clifftop views along this scenic looped walk just north of Mangawhai Heads Beach.