Fodor's Expert Review Mission Bay

Greater Auckland Beach
Free

Mission Bay off Tamaki Drive—about 10 minutes drive from the central city—draws the crowds year-round and summertime can see families and community groups from all of Auckland picnicking side by side. It's also a popular place for triathlons and related water and running activities in summer. Dining options run the gamut from fast food to formal-ish restaurants. Three extremely good ice-cream parlors and an abundance of good coffee round out the culinary options, and it's not uncommon to see long lines at each joint and then people eating sitting on the seawall. Be aware though it can get very busy in summer and finding a park can be a nightmare. Amenities: food and drink; showers; toilets; parking. Best for: sunrise; swimming.

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Tamaki Dr
Auckland, Auckland  1071, New Zealand

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