Where the mighty Tasman Sea comes battering onto Auckland's shores, 这是大自然最狂野不羁的一面. 与平静形成鲜明对比的, 宁静的东海岸, 奥克兰西 delights in its reputation as one of the city's most unspoilt areas.
Explore the many cliff top walking trails around 大浪 and Anawhata, 去伍德希尔森林骑山地自行车, 在大街上漫步 Waitakere范围, or enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the vineyards of Kumeu.
There are four main 海滩 on the west coast that are well worth a visit. 沿着这条路往下走 Waitakere范围，你会发现 大浪. 有时狂野无情, the climate in this coastal village is the very reason why the more adventurous surfers choose to come here, to challenge the waves coming in from the mighty Tasman Sea (the TV show, “大浪救援”, 是在这里拍摄的).
The black sands of the two main 海滩 add to the tempestuous atmosphere of unpredictability, 标志性的狮子山矗立在海湾中, 你都不敢下水了. You can swim here safely, as long as you stay between the flags set out by the 比哈冲浪俱乐部. Walk to the pretty Kitekite Falls for some shady relief, 在上面岩石的神奇池塘里游泳.
向北， Muriwai is an impressive, large flat beach that's also popular with surfers. 靠近海滩的是 Muriwai塘鹅群 which is home to over a thousand pair of gannets who return to the area each year from Australia, 九月至四月间.
横河滩(又称横河滩 bethell所说的海滩)是一个大的, dark sandy stretch of sand that meets the mouth of the Waitakere River as it flows into the wild surf of the Tasman Sea. 凯尔凯尔海滩 is part of the Karekare Regional Park and gained wider attention due to its starring role in the 1993 film The Piano.
At just over 40 minutes from the heart of the CBD, the Waitakere范围 展示40,000英亩崎岖的海岸线和雨林, 250公里的步行道, 还有一些雄伟的瀑布. 这是一个神奇的地方, 充满了神秘的空地, 童话的瀑布, 美丽的岩石池和破坏性的地形.
冒险家的天堂, 伍德希尔森林是大自然的游乐场，有31个,000 acres of native pine forest stretching from Muriwai to South Head, 仅需45分钟 奥克兰中央. Any fans of the outdoors will find something to keep them entertained, 每项活动都被“划分”到特定的区域, 从山地自行车开始, 骑马, 四轮骑行和四轮驱动公园, to beach buggying at Woodhill and tree-climbing at Tree Adventures - a tree canopy park offering manual ascents of anything between 3 and 14 metres.
Fancy throwing yourself off one of the tallest trees in the forest? No problem, just strap yourself into the flying fox, and away you go. Even if you're not into that full heart-in-your-mouth thing, 这里有绵延数英里的步道, 深受新手和有经验的徒步旅行者欢迎, 加上狗狗友好小径, ideal for blowing away those Sunday morning cobwebs.
This tranquil town on the Kaipara River sits at the south of the southern hemisphere's largest harbour, and is the ideal place to kick back and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings and friendly welcome. Kauri milling was an important industry in the early days of Helensville, and many of the town's buildings date from this era. 帕拉凯的温泉, 往北3公里, 是一个受欢迎的景点, the natural geothermal waters considered both healing and revitalising.
就在城市西北25公里处， Kumeu is a town surrounded by lush vineyards and orchards, 被认为是奥克兰的传统葡萄酒产区. It's where many winegrowing Dalmatian and Croatian families settled during the 1940s, and it's this ethnic diversity that has greatly contributed to the variety of speciality shops, wineries and restaurants that characterise the area. It's a fabulous place to come and sample some of the more unusual of New Zealand's wines, 啤酒和奶酪.