About a 45-minute drive from Auckland CBD, the seaside town of Piha is a lovely destination for an afternoon or weekend trip. The turquoise ocean, black sand beaches, and nearby forest in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park — go check out Kitekite Falls — make Piha worth the drive.
All photos by Kristin, University of Queensland (AUS) (home university: Purdue University)
Location: 50-minute drive west of Auckland CBD via State Highway 16, Urban Route 13, and Piha Road, Piha 0772, New Zealand.
Phone: (for nearby parks) +64 9 301 0101