Awhitu is a beautiful peninsula stretching towards the North Island of New Zealand. The Peninsula is an elongated mass of land extending towards the north of the mouth of Waikato river. It is a perfect summer escape with tranquil beaches and scenic views. This Peninsula is completely filled with adventure and action-packed activities.
The peninsula is 50 kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide with not more than a population of 2500, which doubles during the peak season. Awhitu is one of the most famous peninsulas of New Zealand due to the magnificent Manukau lighthouse which provides breath-taking views from the top. The Peninsula is also a home for the exotic wildlife. Some endemic species include seabirds, hawks wild deers etc.
Awhitu peninsula is best experienced if visited during summers. One can enjoy the water activities and have fun on the sandy beaches of the peninsula during this time. January tends to be the busiest month in Awhitu, and also one of the hottest months with an average temperature at around 22°C.
If one wants to avoid crowds and enjoy the serene landscapes, February ought to be the best time to visit Awhitu, when one can fully enjoy the beaches and other sports activities. This month also welcomes the Chinese New Year Lantern festival, that lights up almost the entire city and makes it an enchanting experience for the visitors.
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