Waipu Pancake rocks

Explore Waipu Cove

Did you know that the North Island has it's own version of Punakaiki's Pancake Rocks? Not as pretty but still worth a visit if you're in the Waipu area.

Mangawhai Beach

Walk the Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway

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

Mount Tarawera

Climb Mount Tarawera

With a scree run that drops 120m into the crater floor, when visiting Rotorua, climbing Mount Tarawera has got to be at the top of your adventure list.

Tarawera Falls Track

Walk the Tarawera Falls Track

Although a fair distance from the town itself, when visiting Rotorua, you should definitely consider visiting Tarawera Falls and its disappearing river.

Matiatia Headland walk

Walk the Matiatia Headland Track

This easy 2 to 3 hour walk offers some stunning coastal views with interesting little coves and bays plus a few millionaire mansions just for good measure.

Hot Water Beach

Visit Hot Water Beach

Like digging holes in the sand? Fancy creating your very own temporary spa pool? If you said yes, then Coromandel's Hot Water Beach is just right for you.

Anawhata Beach

Visit Anawhata Beach

One of Auckland's less popular West Coast beaches, Anawhata is just a few kilometres north of well-known Piha but it feels far more remote and untouched.

Cape Brett Point

Walk the Cape Brett Track

Off the beaten track, this 2 day hike to a lighthouse at the end of an isolated peninsula is challenging but worth it for the spectacular views.

Matapouri Mermaid Pool

Swim in the Matapouri Mermaid Pool

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

Kaitoke Hot Springs

Visit Kaitoke Hot Springs

While Kaitoke's natural hot pools are not a Barrier Island must-do, they are worth visiting if you're looking for an easy walk and have some time to spare.