Keep Warm With a Winter Day Trip to Parakai Hot Springs and Fish & Chips by the Sea
Rocky suggests keeping warm this winter with a day trip from Auckland to the Parakai Springs Hot Pools, followed by fish and chips by the sea at Shelly Beach.
Auckland to Parakai - 45 minutes
Start your day trip by travelling 45 minutes North West of Auckland to Parakai Springs Hot Pools. With a huge outdoor thermal pool, two thrilling water slides, private thermal spa pools, an indoor thermal pool, an onsite spa and much more, you and the family will be entertained for hours! All of their water is naturally heated thermal water from beneath the earth, containing minerals that are known for their health benefits. Plus they have lifeguards on duty so you can have peace of mind the whole family is kept safe.
Parakai to Shelly Beach - 20 minutes
Once you're tired out from the pools and water slides, another 20 mins up the road takes you to Shelly Beach, a secluded and sheltered beach. Take a quick stroll along the beach, or head straight to the Jetty Café at Shelly Beach and grab a tasty Kiwi favourite - fish and chips next to the water.
For those on the North Shore, book Rocky’s new Mazda SUV from Northcote, with luxurious leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity and all the driving capabilities of an SUV - making it ideal for a daytrip away from the city.
Click the map for directions.
Get the right car for your adventure from people nearby (valid NZ or foreign licence required to drive in New Zealand).