A Great Vibe

There is lots going on, with community events and activities for the whole family

A Cyclist's Paradise

This region has entertainment aplenty including cafes and restaurants, shopping, movies, theatre, music, activities at Paradice Entertainment, including Rush Sim Racing.  Locations for other activities include skateboarding, walking, running, cycling, mountain biking.  Water activities including swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing at one of the many beaches.  Golfers can enjoy a day in the fresh air at one of our local golf courses.   Contact them direct to book a tee time : Pakuranga Golf ClubWhitford Park Golf Club, and the Rydges Formosa Golf Resort have fantastic golf courses

Food representing all nations, markets, op shopping and museums. Crafts and art, galleries and history.  Various cultural festivals and the Brit and Euro Classic Car Show held in March each year.

Cycling

Cycling in East Auckland offers a multitude of options for novice and advanced riders.

The ferry from Auckland to Pine Harbour is used by casual riders to explore the coast leisurely along the save Beachlands Maraetai Walkway, which is a shared path from Beachlands to Maraetai. There you can stop for a coffee and a bite to eat and cruise back to the ferry back to town.

Road cyclists are riding the big loop Whitford, Beachlands, Maraetai, Umupuia, from there inland to Clevedon and back across the hill through Brookby to Whitford. This is on the open road and popular as a training course leading up to the annual lake Taupo race

Mountain bikers find their adrenaline fix in the Maraetai forest, which offers lots of trails for different ranges of ability. You need a day pass to enter the forest and access varies depending on logging activities in the area. The Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club offers updates on the trails, options of access, hosts race and even offers shuttles on certain days to take you up the hill.
Pohutukawa Coast Mountain Bike Club: https://www.pcbc.co.nz

Further afield between Kawakawa Bay and Orere Point the privately run Mountain bike park 440 caters for downhill enthusiasts. It offers uphill tracks and downhill tracks; shuttles run regularly and are in demand to be taken up the hill.
Website: https://www.fourfortymtbpark.co.nz

Space, water, sea, views, sport, beaches, restaurants, markets, heritage

It’s a hard choice - there is something for everyone.

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