On the way back to Auckland, take the scenic route to Gulf Habour Country Club, the home of Lydia Ko. Laid out across the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, play the rolling terrain while admiring the ocean views.
Alternatively, drive straight back to the city and wander around the shops on Queen Street. There are many restaurants with incredible food – try Federal Street, the Wynyard Quarter or Britomart areas for a bite to eat. You’ll love the New Zealand wines too.
To stretch the legs, drive to Mt Eden volcanic cone or head a little further, to the black sand beaches of Auckland's west coast.