Five of the best sunset spots in Auckland

Skip the crowded cafes, grab a blanket and some bubbles and cuddle up and watch the sun set from the best spots in Auckland.

1. PIHA Piha might be known for it’s wild and unforgiving waters, but the sunsets are sure to take your breath away. Jump in the car and head northwest away from the city and crowded cafes to where it’s just you two. 2. AWHITU LIGHTHOUSE Awhitu Peninsula is a hidden gem, an hour away from downtown Auckland. Overlooking the Manukau Heads and out to the Tasman Sea, Awhitu is rugged and beautiful – take shelter beneath the picture-perfect lighthouse and watch the sun disappear. 3. MT EDEN Pack a picnic and find a grassy knoll to hide away in up Mt Eden. It might be a bit of a climb now you can’t drive right to the top – but with views like this, the walk is worth it! And you can always pop down to the village for desert if you’re not ready to go home yet. 4. NORTH HEAD Cross the bridge for the best views looking back over Auckland city. Stroll down the beach hand-in-hand before heading up the hill to watch the sun set. It can get a little windy, so what better excuse to snuggle? 5. THE SKY TOWER If you’re looking for uninterrupted 360 degree views of Auckland’s sunset, you can’t beat the Sky Tower. Tuck yourselves in a corner, and follow the sun across the city. Then there’s the whole of the CBD to chose from for a meal after sunset.
Daniel Rolph



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