If you’re keen to stretch out summer while attempting to dodge Omicron, West Auckland has plenty of uncrowded and well-ventilated adventures on offer, says NZ Herald. Waitākere Ranges Regional Park covers 17,000 hectares and is so big and diverse it has had to be split into 10 separate sections on the Auckland Council website. Soljans Estate Winery has a large cafe with plenty of outdoor seating, and while Kumeu River doesn’t do food, it does produce one of the best chardonnays in the country.