The best beach in the world, and New Zealand's best, named in annual TripAdvisor awards.
Bali is a blip when you consider Indonesia boasts 17,508 tropical islands and some of the world's most pristine beaches.
For beach-lovers, the Awhitu Peninsula has the best of both worlds and is just over an hour from downtown Auckland.
It's easy to see why this cheeky British seaside resort lures thousands of visitors every year.
Just a short drive, boat or bike ride or kayak from Picton is Ngakuta Bay, a favourite with locals and visitors alike.