One of Auckland’s most spectacular driving routes, named after the beautiful red-flowering trees that border its shoreline.
Explore the coastlines
Walk the Pōhutukawa Coast Trail through coastal parkland, native bush and historical sites, or drive this route Pōhutukawa Coast Trail. Kayakers can take the self-guided multi-day kayak trail Te Ara Moana ‘the sea-going pathway’ from Omana Regional Park to Waharau Regional Park.
Add Duder Regional Park to your itinerary! If you’re taking a day trip to Clevedon or Whitford in Auckland’s east. The park has several beaches with safe swimming and a number of walks and mountain biking tracks with superb coastal views.
Get out on the water
Swim, picnic, fish or walk at beautiful Maraetai Beach, the site of one of New Zealand’s earliest European settlements. Maraetai means ‘marae (meeting place) by the beach’. Kayakers can take the self-guided multi-day kayak trail Te Ara Moana ‘the sea-going pathway’ from Omana Regional Park to Waharau Regional Park. Find patrolled beaches and information on water and beach safety.