A must see spot on your North Island trip is Piha Beach, this wild black sandy West Coast beach is rugged but gorgeous at the same time. At low tide there is much to explore along the beach, view the keyhole and take a wander around to the blue pools. Take a dip in the ocean but alsways remember to swim between the flags. Feeling adventurous, tackle Lion Rock at the Northern end of the beach or take a bush walk and learn all about the logging trade of the local area in the early 1900`s. It`s a beautiful walk through the bush beside the creek up to the waterfall. Very pretty walk, don`t forget to take the mossie spray!
Stay at Piha camp ground, a great spot for the kids with open spaces to run and a purpose built park to keep them entertained. Facilities include a kitchen, tennis court along with clean amenities all withing walking distance to the beach and across the road from the shop.
On your way back to Auckland stop at Elevation Cafe and Restaurant for spectacular views over Auckland City and surrounding districts. Enjoy a coffee, glass of wine, snack or a meal in relaxing stunning surrounds.