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    • Thames, New Zealand

      Hike the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Track)

      8.7 mi
      The Kauaeranga Kauri Trail  is a 1-2 day hike. The hike itself spreads over a number of tracks that range from approximately 6-10 hours. The track can be summited in a out-and-back track in a day or as a circuit (loop). There is a serviced hut (80 bunks - bookings required) available as well as m...
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    • Tairua, New Zealand

      Surf at Tairua Beach

      Tairua Beach offers a few pristine miles of turquoise waves and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the east coast of the North Island without the crowds. It's ideal for swimming, surfing, and body surfing. The waves are mellow enough for beginners and it's a perfect spot to surf at sunrise or sunse...
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    • Hahei, New Zealand

      Hike to Cathedral Cove

      3.1 mi
      Cathedral Cove is an isolated beach on the Coromandel Peninsula in the small coastal town of Hahei. Being that this is one of the most beautiful places in all of New Zealand, you can expect some crowds. You can take your chances at finding a spot in the small lot, or there is a shuttle option tha...
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    • Gordon, New Zealand

      Hike to the top of Wairere Falls

      6.2 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
      Wairere Falls is located just ten minutes from Matamata. If you're in the area for the Hobbiton tour definitely make sure to take some time to hike the falls as well. Parking is super easy at the base of the hike and there is a restroom if needed before starting the trek. Allow yourself at least ...
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    • Tauranga, New Zealand

      Hike to the top of Mount Maunganui

      2.4 mi / 757.9 ft gain
      Mount Maunganui sits right on the water in the Bay of Plenty. Half the island rests on the open ocean, where the other half rises out of the bay. Driving in to the town, it's impossible not to see this massive piece of land jutting above the flat town and ocean around it.Once you have found parki...
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    • Auckland, New Zealand

      Sunset Hike Mount Eden

      2.9 mi / 643 ft gain
      This brief hike up to the summit is perfect for any evening of your choice, providing an amazing 360 degree views, and of the downtown core. For those a little short on time or energy, you can also drive to and park at the summit to enjoy the sunset.Starting at the Mt Eden parking area, you work ...
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    • Auckland, New Zealand

      Hike the Summit Track on Rangitoto Island

      2.4 mi / 850 ft gain
      Starting from the Auckland Ferry Terminal (-36.842505, 174.767258), jump on the Fullers Ferry to Rangitoto Island (-36.786279, 174.858345). A short, beautiful 30-minute ride through the city's harbor will end at the island's wharf.  Rangitoto is a volcano, the youngest and largest in the Auckland...
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