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The sunny outlook for Auckland Anniversary Day is an ideal opportunity to get out of the house and explore the beauty the region has to offer.
In advance of the long weeekend, we've put together some overlooked gems that are worth getting better acquainted with:
1. Kitekite Falls
Located only a short drive back from Piha, Kitekite Falls is a towering waterfall that's often forgotten about. It's only accessible by a walking track, which takes about 45 minutes and isn't very tough. If you're going to bother driving all the way out to Piha, you might as well check out the falls as well. The main track takes you to the bottom of the falls where — if you aren't too scared of eels — you can swim in the rock pool underneath. There is an extra track that takes you to the top of the falls, though this is said to be quite tough.