|Amid the pohutukawa trees, Tamaki Drive curves along the Waitemata Harbour.|
For boaties, you can check out the Auckland Outboard Boating Club (OBC) and boat sheds in Hobson Bay, the Orakei Marina, the Royal Akarana Yacht Club and sailboats moored in Okahu Bay, and the Tamaki Yacht Club and Kohimarama Yacht Club further down the road. If you want to go for a swim, check out the largest salt water pool in New Zealand at the Parnell Baths. You can find public facilities, restaurants and cafes in Mission Bay, Kohimarama and St. Heliers. The walk is a little under 10 kms one way and if one way is enough for you, there are frequent buses along Tamaki Drive back into central Auckland. The best time of year to go is early summer when the pohutukawa trees are in bloom. They have red flowers and because they bloom in December they are known as the Kiwi Christmas tree.
Check out Tamaki Drive - there really is more to Auckland than just the Sky Tower!
|Port of Auckland - A small island nation, New Zealand is an export driven economy and its ports are vital to trade.|
|The old overpass from Tamaki Drive over the train tracks to the Parnell Baths. It has been replaced this year.|
|The Parnell Baths - it will cost you $6.30 to use the facilities for the day.|
|Tamaki Drive is a popular place to sit and enjoy the views of the Waitemata Harbour|
|The boatsheds in Hobson Bay.|
|Orakei Marina - there is a great walkway on the Nor-Eastern breakwaters|
|Boats moored in Okahu Bay. You can see Raingitoto Island behind them. It last erupted about 550 years ago.|
|Getting ready to race. They start them sailing young in New Zealand on Optimist boats.|
|There are all types of boats to be found along Tamaki Drive.|