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Escape winter in Auckland

When winter rolls around, kiwis flee to the tropics to escape the cold. While we can’t deny the allure of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, there’s something to be said for embracing winter in all its frosty glory. And between our two biggest cities, Auckland and Wellington, there’s plenty to keep you entertained when the cold sets in.

So here are a few of the best things on offer in Auckland to get you through.

How are you getting to Auckland?

Before you plan your getaway in the city, have you thought about how you’ll get there? Whether you jump on in Wellington or further north, the Northern Explorer train is the perfect way to bookend your trip. From the snowcapped peaks of Mt Ruapehu, right through to the rolling hills of King Country – the journey is a treat for the eyes throughout the entire 680km. So take a look at the Northern Explorer fares, make your train booking and get ready to embark on the ultimate winter journey.

Northern Explorer leaving Auckland city with Skytower in background

Winter on Waiheke

Waiheke is equally as beautiful in winter as it is in summer. There’s plenty to do, plenty to see and plenty to eat. With a myriad of world-class wineries, a network of walking trails, and delectable eateries dotted all over the island, and there’s no bad time to visit Waiheke. It’s easy to get to, with regular ferry trips leaving the CBD throughout the day. Here are some highlights that can be enjoyed all year round.

Winter on Waiheke

Waiheke is equally as beautiful in winter as it is in summer. There’s plenty to do, plenty to see and plenty to eat. With a myriad of world-class wineries, a network of walking trails, and delectable eateries dotted all over the island, and there’s no bad time to visit Waiheke. It’s easy to get to, with regular ferry trips leaving the CBD throughout the day. Here are some highlights that can be enjoyed all year round.

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