Central & South Auckland

The Central and South Auckland region has many special places worth visiting, including Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve and North Head Historic Reserve.

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Firth of Thames (Auckland/Waikato)
The tidal flats and mangroves of the Firth of Thames between Miranda and Thames support up to 40,000 birds including many migratory species.


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DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Auckland places


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 9 379 6476
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
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