Start your day by travelling south back to Auckland. Take the west coast route and stretch your legs in Waipoua Forest to see Tane Mahuta, New Zealand's largest kauri tree. Along with towering trees, Waipoua is also home to spellbinding Maori legends and rare birds.
Once back in Auckland, play a round of golf in Titirangi Golf Club, New Zealand’s only Alister MacKenzie-designed golf course, founded in 1909. MacKenzie is known for his sensitivity to the nature of the original site.
Auckland has a massive food culture and good restaurants can be found in Ponsonby, Federal Street, Britomart and Wynyard Quarter.