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New Zealand’s largest city offers a lot more than just the shopaholics’ paradise and “spoilt for choice” range of restaurants, theatres, museums and attractions that are immediately obvious and, of course, are all there to be enjoyed.
Today known as "The City of Sails" it lays a sound claim to being the boating capital of New Zealand. There are a myriad of harbour cruise options available and one is never far from the beach.
The greater Auckland region was also the original birthplace of the New Zealand wine industry, with notable wines produced in the west, particularly around Henderson, to the north around Matakana and on Waiheke Island.
Prices from $480 to $495 per couple
4 mins past the Puhoi turn off traveling north.
Located in the peaceful paradise of Mahurangi West and just 35 minutes north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, The Gallery is set on six acres, two of rolling lawns with a four acre backdrop of mature Kauris and stunning sea views out to the Hauraki Gulf.
Mobile (and SMS): 021979368
Address: 138 Mahurangi West Rd, Puhoi
Prices from $255 to $360 per couple
1 hr Auckland, 15 min Warkworth, 5 min Matakana
Matakana Castle is a stunningly unique architecturally designed property, set in 3.5 acres of rural splendour. All rooms enjoy exquisite seaviews of Kawau Bay, naturally framed by the rolling Matakana countryside. Stay right in the heart of Matakana Wine Country, where vineyards and beaches abound
Prices from $210 to $395 per couple
10 mins. by ferry from Auckland Central 40min from Airport
The Peace and Plenty Inn is a magnificently restored Victorian Villa situated in an unbeatable waterfront location in the maritime village of Devonport Only minutes by ferry from Auckland City and the surrounding islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Off street parking and free wifi
Waitakere and West
Prices from $245 to $350 per couple
Waimauku Auckland, 30 minutes from the CBD
Designed to capture the character of Victorian cottages. All seven are complete with memorabilia of the era whilst still maintaining the comforts of today. An open plan kitchen, living and dining area are separated from the king sized bedroom and the rain head shower is a favourite in the bathroom.
45 minutes from Auckland Airport, 15 minutes from State Highway 1
Guests staying at Miller House are invited to retreat from busy lives to relax in the luxury of the Kaipo Suite at this elegant, historic 1895 farmhouse. Your stay includes refreshments on arrival, an extensive continental breakfast, and exclusive use of the accommodation and grounds.
Mobile (and SMS): 0276026577
Address: 600 Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Road, Onewhero
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