Ambury regional park is a huge working farm in the southern end of Auckland. It's out of the way but not too remote, rural and restful, and packed with activities to entertain a large group.
Last erupting 600 years ago, Rangitoto is the youngest, largest and best preserved volcanic island among dozens of cones and craters in the Auckland region.
I don't know how Auckland became one of the most livable cities in the world, but living by myself here as an Asian student has been a battle every single day.
Just to give you a quick update, I have transported myself to New Zealand, a beautiful sun-kissed island country in the southwest of the Pacific ocean.