Windy Canyon

Visit Windy Canyon

An easy climb to a lookout spot above Windy Canyon offers great views of Whangapoua Beach to the north, and Kaitoke and Medlands beaches to the south.

Te Ahumata

Climb Te Ahumata

Te Ahumata may not be the highest peak on Great Barrier Island but this plateau shaped hill with its distinctive white cliffs is definitely worth climbing.

Te Arai Beach

Visit Te Arai Beach

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

Whakakaiwhara Point

Visit Duder Regional Park

Duder Regional Park is located on Whakakaiwhara Peninsula, a small finger of landing jutting out into the Tamaki Strait, with great Hauraki Gulf views.

Owharoa Falls

Visit Owharoa Falls

While not exactly a must-do, this waterfall with its moss covered steps makes for some pretty photos. It's also a great picnic/swimming spot on a hot day.

Wairere Falls

Visit Wairere Falls

If you're driving along Highway 27 north of Matamata, a detour to see the North Island's highest waterfall is well worth it but you better like stairs.

Diving Great Barrier Island

Dive Great Barrier Island

Situated on the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, Great Barrier Island is a mecca for divers, offering an array of dive sites for all skill levels.

Waipu cave entrance

Explore Waipu Cave

It's wet, it's muddy and there are no guided tours, but if you're up for adventure and keen to see a glow worm galaxy, Waipu Cave is just the place for you.

The Coromandel Walkway

Walk or cycle The Coromandel Walkway

The Coromandel Coastal Walkway and Cycle Path is a 10 km easy grade route that offers stunning views of the peninsula's rocky cliffs and azure blue bays.

Roys Peak

Hike to the summit of Roys Peak near Wanaka

For panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and the snow-covered peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park, the Roys Peak Track is a tough but rewarding walk.