HMSNZ Hinau Shipwreck
Somewhere along East Coast Road just north-east of Auckland is the beautiful Firth of Thames coastline. You can drive parallel to the water for miles and there are some spectacular views to be seen. What you may not know is that hidden along this stretch is the wreck of the ill-fated minesweeper - HMSNZ Hinau. Today it's located on private land but it can be seen from the road. You can ask for permission to enter from the house located nearby. I definitely recommend asking for permission as this is a working mussel farm and boating club so there are plenty of people coming and going all the time.