Scenic setting: There are some great views in Whangarei

Pre-match jaunt – Bream Head/Te Whara track

This track follows an ancient Maori trail from Urquharts Bay to Ocean Beach. The track climbs Mount Lion to the ridge line and becomes undulating and easy going. It eventually intersects with the Peach Cove track and climbs to the Te Whara/Bream Head summit. From the summit the track heads down to Ocean Beach and passes a World War Two naval radar station.

Dropkick the hangover – AH Reed Kauri Park

This remnant of original Kauri Forest contains a waterfall, walking tracks and a spectacular tree-top boardwalk. This bush is a magnificent remnant of the original Kauri Forests which were once extensive throughout Northland. The park features a canopy walkway giving a birds-eye view of the forest, including two 500-year-old kauri trees. The walkway has been designed to provide access for wheelchairs and there are several other walkways within the park.