Shakespeare Park, a countryside park at the tip of Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Te Haruhi Bay is one of the larger beaches on the Peninsula and has stunning views from both the water's edge and all of the many walking tracks within easy reach.
Auckland is the commercial capital of New Zealand but anything to the North can be considered "Northland". Preferred destination for tourists and workers alike when surf, sand, diving and fishing is involved. It has a solid rural base of Dary, Beef and Sheep as well as horticulture and wineyards. Whangarei is the regional city on the way up to Cape Reinga at the northernmost tip of the island.