Having recently moved back to Auckland, I'm still getting to grips with how much there is to do across the region.
Exploring the regional parks is high on my to-do list, and trips to Tiritirimatangi and Rangitoto Island have been suggested by several people.
I'm keen to explore the Waitakere Ranges so I've put a hold on Walking the Waitakere Ranges by Alison Dench & Lee-Anne Parore.
I'm also interested in Te Araroa (a walking trail that runs the length of New Zealand), which snakes down the coast from Waiwera via Torbay and Devonport, and then it actually passes right through urban Auckland. I'm sure I'll need the accompanying book to point me in the right direction.
Any secret gems you want to recommend?