Cycle + Adventure
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, and sometimes it’s just about the little stops along the way.
Takapuna to Devonport – From downtown, it’s just a 12-minute ferry to the picturesque seaside town of Devonport. Take the mostly-paved cycle track through paths, boardwalks and bridges to Takapuna where there are great cafés, shopping and beaches to explore at both ends.
Auckland Waterfront – For a short, easy cycle, explore the central city waterfront by bike, then travel past the Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter precincts and along the newly developed boardwalk that runs along the edge of Westhaven Marina. A gentle ride for cyclists, the whole route is off-road and beside the water of the Waitemata harbour with stunning views to Rangitoto.
From easy breezy coastal walks to half-day bush hikes, Auckland’s blessed with many different walking paths that suit amblers of all abilities. Take your camera to capture some spectacular city skyline views.
Auckland City Heritage Walk – This easy 1.5-hour walk gives you a glimpse into one of the city’s most historically significant areas, taking in beautiful heritage buildings including the Civic Theatre and the Town Hall. Perfect for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.
Tamaki Drive walk – Walking along Tamaki Drive is one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of Auckland’s amazing harbour setting. This walk curves along the waterfront from downtown Auckland, taking in a number of gorgeous eastern beaches, finishing at St Heliers.
Coast to Coast Walkway – There are few places in the world where you can walk from one ocean to another in just four or five hours. Walk through city and suburban streets, parks and volcanic cones for great 360-degree views, and discover some of our Māori and colonial history.
We are proud to partner with our neighbour Forme Spa, one of Aucklands best day spas, to offer our guests an exclusive range of treatments delivered within the luxurious, calming and friendly surroundings of Forme Spa O’Connell St. From massages to microderms to manicures, Forme offers an array of treatments for ladies, gentlemen, couples and mummies-to-be.
New Zealand’s finest fashion is well represented in Auckland just minutes from our doorstep. Guests can begin their fashion adventures on High Street and immerse themselves in local designers like Workshop, Ruby, tk Store and Moochi. Peruse shoes at Mi Piaci and designer jewellery at The Vault. Globally known designers Trelise Cooper, Zambesi, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester and WORLD can also be found close by.
Stays at Hotel DeBrett include complimentary access to a local 24-hour full service gym, which has everything you could possibly need to keep to your regular routine whilst travelling including group fitness classes, indoor cycling studio, yoga, boxing and pilates. The air-conditioned Cardio area offers some of the world’s best equipment from True Fitness USA, Versaclimber & Concept II. The treadmills, bikes and crosstrainers are super smooth and feature touch screen TVs for both Sky and Freeview channels and virtual tours of amazing, world famous trails. Bring along your personal device to play your own music and videos whilst you workout.
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