It’s visible from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and western city beaches, hard to miss the pinky pink colour, and memories of pink sugar bags. Here’s the Chelsea sugar factory, where barges bring raw sugar and a factory creates New Zealand’s sugar stocks.Read More
A ferry ride from Auckland city across the beautiful Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island is always a treat, anticipating island time. And there’s a treat to enjoy before boarding the ferry, or to head to once you reach the island, which is especially good right now - on these warm sunny days - but indeed all year round.Read More
Piha. Lion Rock. Hello old friend. There’s a lot to be said for the glimpse of that rock, the beach and the sea, as you round the corner and reach the coast. That view sure lifts the spirit.
A drive out from Auckland to famous black sand beaches is highly recommended, whatever the season. But for a spring walk on the sand, to blow the cobwebs and clear the head, it’s certainly a tremendous place. And, happily, we can report....Read More