One of the most tragic things about human nature is that we tend to put off living. We daydream about discovering and getting lost in new places, lusting after the lives of “the lucky few” gallivanting around exotic locales on their perfectly manicured social media accounts. It’s easy to forget to look outside your own window, listen to the birds, or look up at the stars.

We forget that we live in a little slice of paradise and many are unaware of the vast amount of hidden gems right at our doorstep. Idyllic Isolation hopes to ignite curiosity and inspire more kiwis to explore their own backyard.

A connection with nature is a forgotten necessity for the human spirit. If you wait for perfect conditions, you may end up waiting for the rest of your life. There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. Rain provides the very essence of life and if we would only allow ourselves to let go then even the most over-civilised sophisticated people would find that nature is not something else, but a part of all of us, and speaks silently to the very core of your being.

38km from AKL CBD
7.2km of windy gravel road
No Lifesavers

Anawhata

Little to no reception
Dogs prohibited
No shops, pack snacks
50km from AKL CBD
Plenty of walking tracks
Lifesavers on weekends and public holidays

Bethells Beach

Little to no reception
Dogs permitted on leash
No shops, pack snacks
50km from AKL CBD
Plenty of walking tracks
Waterfalls

Cascade Kauri

Little to no reception
Restricted Dog areas
No shops, pack snacks
50km from AKL CBD
Plenty of walking tracks
Waterfalls

Karekare

Little to no reception
Restricted Dog areas
No shops, pack snacks
50km from AKL CBD
Plenty of walking tracks
Lifesavers on weekends and public holidays

Kitekite Falls

Little to no reception
Dogs prohibited
No shops, pack snacks
50km from AKL CBD
Plenty of walking tracks
Lifesavers on weekends and public holidays

Mercer Bay

Little to no reception
Dogs prohibited
No shops, pack snacks
50km from AKL CBD
Plenty of walking tracks
Lifesavers on weekends and public holidays

Muriwai Beach

Little to no reception
Dogs prohibited
No shops, pack snacks
50km from AKL CBD
Plenty of walking tracks
Lifesavers on weekends and public holidays

Piha

Little to no reception
Dogs prohibited
No shops, pack snacks
Goat Island
Rangitoto Island
Warkworth Cement Works
Whangarei Heads

Anawhata

Bethells Beach

Cascade Kauri

Karekare

Kitekite Falls

Mercer Bay

Muriwai

Piha

Goat Island

Rangitoto

Warkworth

Whangarei Heads