Waiuku, a quaint town in the Auckland region, packs a lot of punch for its small size. Located at the southern end of the Waiuku River, it's here that you can live the laid-back New Zealand lifestyle like a true local. Head over to Awhitu Regional Park for some stunning ocean views and a quiet picnic in the great outdoors. Get the adrenaline flowing and catch some views at Castaways Adventures with some blo-karting, 4WD action, and archery practice. For a healthy dose of local history, check out the Waiuku Museum for tours of a historic schoolhouse, creamery, and cottages. Take a stroll on some black sand at Kariotahi Beach and perhaps watch a scenic sunset that you'll never forget.