Explore Auckland in the seaside village of Birkenhead and experience the serenity of NZ’s natural world. It's all right here - only 10mins by bus across the Auckland Harbour Bridge or by ferry direct from downtown. Come and spend time with us - enter the gateway to bush tracks walked by Maori centuries ago, on their way to local hunting and fishing grounds. Hear the unique birdsong of NZ Tui and the flutter of the cheeky Piwakawaka then pop into one of our relaxed friendly cafes before your next journey.
Don't miss the Haier Big Hoot art trail. There's some awesome owls hanging out in the village. Take a look outside the local post office and inside the Birkenhead library and then make your way to Birkenhead Ave to find their hideouts! They are around until May all in a good cause for the Child Cancer Foundation.