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The North of the North

Kaitaia and Cape Rianga

Spirits Bay

Known as the Aupouri Peninsula, this is one of the most remote districts of New Zealand. Kaitaia, the only town is near the base of the peninsula and about 160 km northwest of Whangarei. The main industries are agriculture, forestry and tourism. The population is 4,887 (2013 census), which makes it second largest town in the Far North District, after Kerikeri.

You can get there by air or bus from Auckland or Whangarei, and when you get there, there are many small tourist operators who will take you out to see the sights but the best way is self driving. But when you drive north of Kaitaia, you need to make sure you

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Auckland Beaches

Swim summer and autumn

With water on all sides, Auckland has a great many beaches, some safe for toddlers and others for strong swimmers and surfers. As well there are many boating opportunities, you can hire kayaks and other boats. Be water safe and swim between the flags as you don’t want to be another drowning statistic.

Takapuna Beach

Easily accessible from Auckland city, Takapuna beach is adjacent to a busy shopping and residential area. Great to take a break from shopping and combining the beach with shopping at the Sunday market works well.

Cheltenham Beach The perfect place for a picnic and summer swim. Cheltenham Beach is just a 15 min stroll from the Devonport ferry terminal and

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