Auckland's best-kept secret

Grahams Beach  juts out into the harbour so may not be as sheltered as the bays – but the view is lovely.

For beach-lovers, the Awhitu Peninsula has the best of both worlds and is just over an hour from downtown Auckland.

Glow worms put on spectacular show

New Zealand's best beaches

The brilliance of Brighton

Brighton Beach boxes, England.

It's easy to see why this cheeky British seaside resort lures thousands of visitors every year.

Beautiful all year round

Ngakuta Bay is a short drive from Picton. With stunning blue waters, it is a popular
spot with locals and tourists alike.

Just a short drive, boat or bike ride or kayak from Picton is Ngakuta Bay, a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

New Zealand's best beaches

Hahei beach

Black sand and dramatic scenery, or gentle dunes and pohutukawa on the Coromandel? Our picks for NZ's top beaches.

Tourists get in early for seaside fun

Eight year
old Emma,
left, and her
6-year-old
brother
Cayden
Kinsella on
holiday from
Wellington
at Kaiteriteri
beach.

Thousands of beach lovers are embracing golden sand and sunshine at Kaiteriteri Beach.

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