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On a rainy Saturday morning in the middle of spring, we decided to escape the city’s gloomy weather and head north. Our destination; Ascension Wine Estate. This winery, restaurant, and event venue is located along Matakana Road, roughly an hour’s drive north of Auckland Central. The drive to the place was quite pleasant and relaxing, and much to our delight, the grey clouds started to give way to a bright blue sky and heaps of  sunshine as we made our way north. This being our very first time to visit

Indeed, one day isn’t enough to see all the incredible places that Auckland has to offer. This entry will give you some information on the places that you can visit around Northern Auckland. 1. Devonport   2. Long Bay Regional Park 3. Goat Island Marine Reserve 4. Puhoi Valley Cafe and Cheese Shop 5. Shakespear Regional Park 6. Waiwera Thermal Resort   8. Orewa Beach 9. Parry Kauri Park 10. Matakana Coast Wineries 11. Matakana Farmer’s Market (Every Saturday) 12. Takapuna Beach Safe Travels! Kay & Gelo

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning. We woke up at 6:00 am to prepare for our trip to Motutapu Island. Finally, after 2 weeks of putting it off, we’ve booked the 10:30 am ferry using our vouchers from GrabOne (thus, only costing us NZ$18.00/person on round trip tickets with Explore). 2017 update: If you are planning to visit Motutapu, try contacting Fullers for their travel times and fare costs.   Motutapu Island is one of the oldest islands in the Hauraki Gulf. It prides itself as a “Pest-Free Island”; thus, if

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