New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’ is a vibrant mix of high-rise buildings, a sparkling waterfront, a thriving culinary scene and an array of great activities.

Whether you climb to the top of the city’s iconic Sky Tower or head down to admire the yachts with a drink in hand at the Viaduct Harbour, you’re sure to find a wealth of amazing experiences in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.

The city’s mix of cosmopolitan sophistication, laid-back atmosphere and the vast, picturesque waterfront make it a unique destination, and one that offers something for every visitor. There’s a great selection of shops, boutiques and fashionable eateries that are perfect for whiling away a few hours, or simply enjoy an afternoon strolling along the waterfront. Waiheke Island is just a half-hour ferry ride away from Auckland and offers white sand beaches, great watersports, scenic walking trails and fantastic vineyards. The city enjoys a mild climate year-round, perfect for enjoying a dolphin-spotting cruise or sailing on a former America’s Cup yacht!

More adventurous visitors can try bungee-jumping from the Harbour Bridge or take an exhilarating jet boat ride, while a more relaxing afternoon can be spent cruising around the harbour and visiting the seaside village of Devonport. Explore local history and heritage at the beautiful Auckland War Memorial Museum, which houses the largest collection of Maori artefacts in the world.

Fans of the Lord of the Rings books and films can take a day trip to Hobbiton and walk in the footsteps of Frodo Baggins!

With such a variety of things to do and with the sparkling harbour as a backdrop, Auckland is a great place to start your New Zealand adventure. 

Cheryl

Travel Specialist

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