Explore Auckland in the seaside village of Birkenhead and experience the serenity of NZ’s natural world. It's all right here - only 10mins by bus across the Auckland Harbour Bridge or by ferry direct from downtown. Come and spend time with us - enter the gateway to bush tracks walked by Maori centuries ago, on their way to local hunting and fishing grounds. Hear the unique birdsong of NZ Tui and the flutter of the cheeky Piwakawaka then pop into one of our relaxed friendly cafes before your next journey.

Take a cool walk in Auckland's only ancient inner city rainforest - O Wai Manawa. Discover New Zealand's only sugar town and spot an awesome owl hanging out in the village. With a warm atmosphere and hospitality that has remained true to its 1923 roots, why not join the locals at one of the many homely cafes offering amazing coffee and homebaked goodies.