Auckland in

Two Days

Start by acquainting yourself with the inner city. Begin by walking from Karangahape Rd (K Rd) to the Wynyard Quarter, stopping along the way to have at least a quick whiz around the New Zealand section of the Auckland Art Gallery. Catch a ferry to Devonport, head up North Head and cool down at Cheltenham Beach (weather and tide permitting), before ferrying back to the city for dinner.

On day two, head up One Tree Hill, wander around Cornwall Park and then visit the Auckland Museum and Domain. Take a trip along Tamaki Drive, stopping at Bastion or Achilles Point to enjoy the harbour views. Spend the evening dining and bar hopping in Ponsonby.

Four Days

On the third day, get out on the Hauraki Gulf. Catch the ferry to Waiheke Island and divide your time between the beaches and the wineries.

For your final day, head west. Grab breakfast in Titirangi before exploring the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Karekare and Piha. Freshen up for a night on the town in Britomart.