One of the benefits of staying with us at Howick Motor Lodge in the summer is that there is no lack of activities for you to make the most of this amazing weather in. being in such a prime location to parks and beaches mean that you are mere minutes away from sunbathing or cooling down!
Take a Dip!
One of the benefits of staying with us is the pool! Our outdoor pool is a fantastic way to cool off in the summer, as well as a wide-reaching deck for you to sunbathe in. but if you want to make the most of the surrounding area, it’s worth checking out many of the surrounding beaches such as the local Howick beach which has stunning views, warm sand, and a collection of shopping destinations. Buckland’s beach is a popular local destination with calm waters and features a beautiful walkway right along to Half Moon Bay as well as a few hidden beaches only accessible by small treks. Eastern Beach is famous for its popular palm-fringed beach and shallow waters, it is also home to a number of small cafes and eateries that are within walking distance of the water’s edge. Mellons Bay’s sandy beach is surrounded by cliffs overlooking the Tamaki Straight, making it perfect for exploring and tranquil relaxing.
Parks and Recreation
One of the great things about staying out in the eastern suburbs is that it’s home to a number of parks and walks – so if you are the active type, or just want to relax under some trees – look no further. Duder Regional Park is a popular local destination located on the pohutukawa-fringed Whakakaiwhara Peninsula and feels like a secluded paradise away from the rat-race of the modern world, and its 360-degree views are worth the trip alone. The Mangemangeroa Reserve track is a coastal bush walk that runs through native bush, past mudflats stretching along the estuary to Cockle Bay. If you are looking to just relax under some native trees in a park, local hotspots close to the motel include Howick Domain, Lloyd Elsmore Park and Maclean’s park which also features coastal and bush walks.
With all of these options being free and easy to drive/walk to, it’s a fantastic and cost-effective way to cool off, have fun, and explore the local area while you stay with us.