If you are heading to Auckland and have few days to explore, I recommend you to visit the Ambury Regional Park. The location is not far from the Auckland Central (approximately one hour by public transport, direction to the Mangere Bridge, it is a south part of Auckland).
You can get off at Kiwi Esplanade and walk along the harbour. Ideal for all lovers of nature and farm animals. You can do a bit of hike too. Let’s explore with me.
Just walking along the harbour creates a peaceful atmosphere without distraction to everyday world Stop for a while and absorb the atmosphere of the nature.
While you will be walking into the Regional Park, enjoy the beautiful scenery and check the sheeps! Be part of the incredible nature.
Then walk to further to see friendly horses. Allow them to come closer. They are just gorgeous.
Do you feel like walking? There is a 2 hours walking track to spend more time in nature.
As you look further, you will notice a mountain which I guess has a beautiful view from above. I haven’t walked there, however, it looked tempting. 😉
Top 3 tours that you might be interested in:
NORTH ISLAND ADVENTURE TOUR – 7 days – from Auckland to Wellington, expert Kiwi guide, breakfast, hostel accommodation, highlights – Waitomo’s glow worm caves, rafting down Kaituna river, hike the Tongariro crossing, check the full itinerary here
THE BEST OF NORTH ZEALAND – 7 days – Also Auckland to Wellington, with accommodation, professional guide and breakfast, explore traditional Maori food, trek to Tongariro Crossing and more, itinerary here