In the final instalment of his short series, Peter Dragicevich of NZ Herald surveys the best options for stretching out summer, with a guide to outdoor activities in east and south-east Auckland’s seven regional parks. Recommended spots include The Hunua Ranges, which represent the largest expanse of native forest in Auckland, covering 250 square kilometres. A visit can be as easy as the popular five-minute stroll to the Hunua Falls, or you could spend an entire day hiking, horse riding or mountain biking.

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