Explore the Great Outdoors of Auckland
By Carlton Leisure -
Large, cosmopolitan and full of hedonistic pleasures; these adjectives might be looking exaggerated but those flying to Auckland will see why. The city of volcanoes remains full of activities round the clock and those who have visited it will say that every world is true. Resided by a multicultural population where a large Asian community leaves in complete harmony with Polynesian population, the city’s cultural diversity is envy to other cities. But more than its draw cards, the affable natures of Aucklanders charms travellers who keep coming in hordes round the year. As travellers might have visited city attractions which are often a travel guide material, here we are trying to bring some freshness for which we give a lowdown on its great outdoors.
When it comes to outdoors of Auckland nothing can beat beaches which it has several in number; thanks to its vast coastline. And travellers would be spoilt for choice given its large variety. Tame black sand and surf, sunbathe or just sipped chilled bear under a beach umbrella, the choices are umpteenth. Anchor Bay Beach which is situated at a short drive from the city is known for its amazing scenery framed by forests and vast pastures while Karioitahi Beach in south Auckland is well known for its fun activities. Maraetai Beach in East Auckland is frequented by families. But if you want to enjoy unspoilt natural beauty Marina Medlands Beach on Great Barrier Island is an ideal destination for you.
A Walk to remember
Those who love walking will feel blessed on arrival to Auckland as its diverse landscape provides it with several walking tracks which you will love to walk. And while walking you will come across Rocky Coastline, wildlife and gently flowing streams. Auckland City Heritage Walks is ideal way to know about cities rich heritage and historical buildings. On this walk, you will come across a vast number of historical buildings that tells a lot about the city’s history. Coast to Coast Walkway takes you through a variety of landscape. During the walk you will come to see streets, parks and volcanic cones. Rangitoto Island Summit Walk, Hunua Falls Upper Lookout Walk and North Shore Coastal Walk are other popular walks.
When it comes to outdoor activities parks could be great options. The parks are known for its natural beauty. Ambury Regional Park with its rugged landscape is birdwatchers paradise. Auckland Botanic Gardens situated in Central Auckland is a walking and visual delight with 10,000 plants from around the world. The path is adorned with great artwork and sculptures. If children are part of your entourage take them to Children Garden where they will enjoy interactive features. In East Auckland you can visit Tapapakanga Regional Park which is a fine blend of European and Maori History.