The Best Spots In New Zealand For A Cheeky Weekend Getaway

Yes, yes I know most of us have only been back at work for a few days, but I know I for one, am already dreaming about a weekend escape to the beach. To ease back into that working life and make it a little bit more bearable why not plan a quick Summer weekend getaway. Here’s a few spots that are worth checking out.

Leigh

The little seaside town of Leigh is a great getaway during the Summer and the fact it’s nice and close to Auckland means it’s perfect for a quick overnighter. Leigh is home to Goat Island Marine Reserve which is a hot-spot for snorkeling and soaking up the sun. There’s also the Leigh sawmill Cafe which is a must-visit, give the homemade pizza and craft beer a try.

Whangamata

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Whangamata is somewhat a Kiwi classic when it comes to Summer getaways. The beach is gorgeous and perfect for a day of swimming and relaxing. There’s also a great range of cafes to test out and plenty of beach houses you can book online for a cosy stay.

Wellington

If cities are more your style take a whirlwind trip down to the capital. Enjoy the shops and restaurants or spend a day checking out the Te Papa Museum.

Tauranga

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Head down to the Bay for a weekend – it’s a great place to spend the weekend swimming, fishing, surfing or even trying out paddle boarding.