In the east, the country meets the coast. The sun rises over pohutukawa-fringed beaches and rainforest-clad ranges. Cellar doors open and history comes to life.

Explore the walking trails and beautiful scenery of the east’s coastal regional parks, see the Hunua Falls, or spend the day at a sheltered beach along the Pohutukawa Coast.

Howick combines heritage experiences with modern café culture, Clevedon’s countryside and markets make for the perfect Sunday drive, and when it comes to outdoor activities you’ve got golf, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and cycling to choose from.

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"Waitawa Regional Park only opened a couple of years ago and it has some amazing views out to the islands, good coastal walks, and a beautiful beach with calm water for swimming or kayaking."

Sir John Kirwan

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