Ready for that Weekend Getaway? Auckland Road Trips That You Should Not Miss

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City life, surfing, and sailing — this is a typical life in the North Island of Auckland. With an exemplary coastline that varies from east to west, it’s not a surprise that many tourists don their swimming togs here.

Lucky for you, weekend car rental in Auckland is not only easy. Metropolitan Rentals added that you could likewise make the most of it by exploring the region. Here are some of the destinations that you wouldn’t want to miss:


Muriwai is the primary location to go surfing and a hot spot for those seeking wildlife in the west coast. This rugged and windswept coastline offers lessons from surf shops in this small settlement. If this main attraction is not enough, you can continue your road trip to other surf locations on the North Island.

As for the wildlife, you can find many gannet colonies resting on the islands and cliffs. You can even choose to camp in the Muriwai Motorcamp and visit the area during sunset.


Another one of Auckland’s most popular surf beach in the West is Piha. Besides this fun activity in the sea, you can also explore the native forest, find impressive coastal lookouts, and hike to waterfalls like the Kitekite Falls.

Long Bay

Situated in the middle of the region, this destination is accessible from anywhere in Auckland. It’s next to a marine reserve, so those who love to snorkel should not dare miss this. Moreover, you will get to see rock pools at low tide and adore the unspoiled white sand beach.

Not only will you get to enjoy the majestic blues Auckland has to offer, you will also get to relish in the vast wildlife that it houses. Prepare yourself for one heck of a weekend and do not forget to take photos to capture all the epic memories.