Auckland Family Rental Van Day Trip Ideas

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Read about 'Auckland Family Rental Van Day Trip Ideas' on USAVE, the place for all things car rental.

What better way to enjoy time as a family than to escape the city and head out for a day trip at one of the many sunny, scenic spots around the Auckland region. USAVE offers a range of options, and with 12 seat van hire you can bring the whole whanau. Pack up a picnic, bundle up your swimming or walking gear and head out for a day of fun in the sun. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite Auckland day trip ideas, all located within easy driving distance.

Ambury Regional Park – Located 15km from Auckland central, the Ambury Regional Park is a short drive to the shore of the Manukau Harbour. It’s a working farm as well as education centre, and there’s a wide selection of farm animals such as sheep, goats, chicken, rabbits and even peacocks strutting their stuff. You can get up close and personal, and children can feel them from the surrounding grass. There are also lots of coastal walks with amazing views across the harbour, and the area is a favourite spot for bird watchers.

Anawhata Beach – Head to Titirangi Village, and follow Scenic Drive until you read Piha Rd then Anawhata Rd – this is about 40km from Auckland city. You’ll also need to walk around 30 minutes to reach the beach, but the reward for this is an extremely sheltered and private beach experience. The forest you walk through on the way is filled with fantail, tui, morepork and kereru which will be chiming out all year long. The beach itself is not safe for swimming, so enjoy it from the sand and go for a paddle if you get too hot.

Duder Park – 42km from the city, Duder Park is 162 hectares of coastal farm park, found in Maraetai. There’s a mix of farmland and native forest, as well as a myriad of beaches where you can swim or fish. It’s the ideal place for a picnic, with stunning panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf, and a number of walks of varying length lead to different attractions such as the Whakakaiwhara Pa. It’s the perfect place for a whole day’s exploration and walking, so bring good shoes.

Whatever you decide to do, a 6, 8 or 12 seat rental van from USAVE will make it easy to bring the whole family and have an unforgettable day out together.