Pre-match jaunt – Goat Island Walk
This return walk heads part of the way to Cape Rodney overlooking New Zealand’s oldest and most popular marine reserve. Walk up the Auckland University Marine Laboratory driveway to the start of the track, which passes along the clifftop beyond the marine laboratory through paddocks and fine remnants of coastal forest.
Dropkick the hangover – Dome Forest
Starting from the Dome tearooms the track leads through forest and follows a ridge to a lookout platform with views across the Mahurangi Peninsula to the Hauraki Gulf. The track starts 7km north of Warkworth on SH1, north of Auckland.