Auckland East

Visit East Auckland, NZ

East Auckland consists of the coastal and inland suburbs south of the Waitemata Harbour, and is dominated by the mouth of the Tamaki River and the Maraetai peninsula.

  • Howick Village has an early colonial history that can be seen in architecture and at local museums.

    Kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and kite boarding are popular on East Auckland’s coast, which has relatively safe waters.


    Accommodation in East Auckland (NZ)

    Hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and lodges are spread throughout East Auckland, especially in coastal areas and near central business districts.

    Backpacker and motor home parks are also to be found in coastal areas.

    Self-contained apartments and holiday homes can also be found.


    Transport around East Auckland

    East Auckland is well-served by a modern roading network, as well as railway routes. Buses and trains interconnect regularly throughout the region.

    Regular ferries to Auckland City and some Hauraki Gulf islands depart from Half Moon Bay. Sea taxis are also available.


    Tourist Activities around East Auckland

    The east coast of south Auckland has a number of good facilities for boating and sailing, and is close to the Firth of Thames, famous for its marine birdlife.  Sailing boats and kayaks can be hired from various locations.

    To the south east is the Hunua Mountain range, with a network of bush tracks and huts open to the public.

    At the edge of East Auckland are found farms, orchards and horse stations, where rural activities such as riding, hunting, ATV and other outdoor adventures are offered.

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    Auckland East