SoLocations: Maraetai Pier

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When in need for some peace and quiet, my favourite place to go for some quality "me" time is the picturesque pier in Maraetai.

Credits: amytam

Every now and then, I encounter a bad week at work. Either with work overload, network breakdown or things just not turning out right, I find myself needing a break from my chaotic life. With weeks like these, my go-to place is a small hidden pier in Maraetai that over looks Magazine Bay.

Credits: amytam

The pier is absolutely beautiful. My favourite way to spend my day here is with a good book, sunscreen and a packed lunch. I get my dose of peace and quiet while listening to the tide come in. The picturesque pier stands out from the undisturbed bay and I love the rustic construction. If reading is not your cup of tea, you can take a dip, fish at the pier or take your dog out for a walk! There are several cafes and takeaway stores if you need a bite to eat as well as toilet facilities.

Credits: amytam

The half hour drive to Maraetai (from home) is via the Pohutukawa Coast which offers a nice scenic drive. There is hardly any traffic and the spectacular view of the rural area makes the drive very easy.

The Maraetai Pier is one of my favourite place to go when I need some time to myself. Where do you go?

written by amytam on 2013-02-19 in #world #locations #peaceful #auckland #tranquil #nz #escape-from-the-city #me-time #beach #maraetai #pier

One Comment

  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    It looks very relaxing and peaceful. Nice spot!

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