• Beach Photography
    Scenic Image NZ,  Beach Visit NZ,  Day Trip North Auckland

    Hatfields NZ Beach Image

    One Small North Auckland Beach A scenic photo image, yet unexpected from this small beach with the coastal road passing alongside. This is a beach that is often overlooked by traffic heading into the northern region of New Zealand. With the Wenderholm Regional Park only 5 mins further north I guess it is understandable that many people would bypass Hatfields, but I can tell you that I continue to be surprised at some of the cool images I capture while visiting Hatfields. Great Elements for Beach Photography. Although the road is right there and can be busy with traffic, Hatfields has trees for shade, nice sand and is a cool…

  • Scenic Image NZ

    Goat Island Marine Reserve Day Trip From Auckland

    Goat Island Marine Reserve The first Marine Reserve in NZ Goat Island Marine Reserve is within a 90 min drive North of Auckland Central. The perfect day trip, at which you can walk, swim, kayak and snorkel or dive. Take a picnic and have lunch on the bank overlooking the reserve. On a nice day, you need to get there early to secure a close park. During the summer there is usually see-through kayaks to hire and a glass-bottom boat that you can go out on if you do not wish to get your feet wet. There is a shop that you can hire snorkel gear from located just before…

  • Kauri Museum
    Day Trip North Auckland

    Matakohe Kauri Museum

    Spend a Day At The Matakohe¬† Kauri Museum Here is a good idea for a day trip North of Auckland on a nice winters day. Travel north to the Matakohe Museum, enjoy lunch in the cafe and spend a couple of hours looking over the extensive collection of gum treasure from past while you learn the history of the Kauri and the lives of the men who worked the hard yards in the bush. The Kauri Tree and especially the golden Kauri Gum that seeps from the tree has fond memories for me. We used to search for the gum in the bush when we were kids and it was…