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Twin Coast Discovery Highway

Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #41 of 106 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Owner description: This driving route takes visitors roundtrip from Auckland through the island's scenic Northland region, offering beautiful views of coastlines and... more » Owner description: This driving route takes visitors roundtrip from Auckland through the island's scenic Northland region, offering beautiful views of coastlines and farmland. « less
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Sarzana, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I Have traveled all around New Zealand and this road was too long and not so nice. It was still fine, but There are better roads in this wonderful country!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Would recommend exploring along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. We had a really great and relaxing trip.

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Terang, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Highway was well signed and clearly made sure that you were well aware of what attractions for the tourists were coming.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We took 6 days to go north from Auckland to Cape Reinga via the East Cost and back via the West Coast. Coastal views, mountain scenes and native bush make this journey a must on any visitors plans. Take the Hokianga car ferry to shave two hours off the road journey to Rowene.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

As a Wedding Celebrant, and I live on the Twin Coast Highway I know and see so many interesting places for a wedding, people from overseas contact me to arrange a Wedding Place. The cost is so small, but natures best I rate this area. The colours of the bush, flowers are magic, beaches are so clean all this makes... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I assumed we would get a lot of stunning coastal views on this highway. We were disappointed. If you want views then you need to take "detours" which cost too much time and thus I cannot recommend these "experiments". Simply see it as a typical highway leading from A to B

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Drove to the visitors center on our last day. We couldn't hike because it was raining and we didnt want to muddy our boots before packing but we continued down to Piha. Absolutely beautiful and a must when visiting Auckland

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Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

So many beautiful little towns to wander through. So many great little cafes to sit and have a cuppa. Road is not hard to drive and we went up the east and back via the west. A really great day out to sightsee

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a route I have travelled many times, magnificient views, plenty of places to explore, Helensville, Port Albert, Wellsford, rural NZ at it's best. The Kaipara harbour is also worth seeing. Enquire in Helensville about a trip on the harbour.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Forget the radio - the amazing sights along the way will keep you buzzing. Make sure you get tot he top and the lighthouse and where the oceans meet. You will need considerable time to drive as it is hilly and this slows the driving time. Don't rush, just enjoy the journey. Of a must is the ferry across the... More

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