Auckland Travel Tips
Nestled between two harbors, Auckland is surrounded by more sandy beaches and attractive islands than any other city in the world. It's bordered by terraced volcanic hills where Maoris once lived in fortified villages. West of Auckland are vineyards, surf beaches and rainforest with reservoirs, waterfalls and hiking trails.
Calling itself "the City of Sails", Auckland is one of the best places in the world to go yachting. In fact, it's ground zero for all kinds of outdoor activities, from bushwalking to bungy jumping. It's also the largest and most multicultural of New Zealand's cities, with a vibrant dining scene and fabulous wines. From America's Cup sailing to experiencing the wilderness on Auckland's doorstep, you'll discover Auckland is an awesome destination.
1. Bay of Islands Tour the Bay of Islands on a full-day trip from Auckland. You'll see spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route, visit historic Waitangi, cruise from Paihia and have free ...
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbors of staggering beauty. Whether your passion is America's Cup sailing or relaxed harbor cruises, exploring the wilderness or shopping, ...
New Zealand is simply gorgeous. Lush rainforest, coastal walks, island cruises, snowfields, glowworm caves and bubbling mud – there's plenty to enjoy on a short trip from Auckland! Drive to the ...
Rotorua and the sacred waters of the Bay of Plenty lie just 230km (140 miles) southeast of Auckland in New Zealand’s North Island. This famously lively geothermal hot spot abounds with spurting ...
Eight lanes wide and 3,300 feet long, the Auckland Harbour Bridge is one of the most iconic symbols of the city’s skyline. Whether viewing it while sailing on Waitemata Harbour, peering up at it ...
Written by Kyle, USA, January 2013
Similar in scope to the Whitianga Scallop Festival ,
the Auckland Seafood Festival was started in 2006 as means of
celebrating the abundant seafood culture so prevalent in this South
Written by Emma, Australia, January 2012
The Britomart heritage area in downtown Auckland has had fresh life breathed into it in recent years and now features some of Auckland’s coolest retail outlets, cafes and urban spaces. Editor’s ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Set at the end of a 5-mile long peninsula, Cape Kidnappers is arguably one of the most scenic points found along the North Island’s rugged east coast.
Set at the end of a 5-mile long peninsula, Cape Kidnappers is arguably one of the most scenic points found along the North Island’s rugged east coast. Despite being only 12 miles from the city of ...
Written by Emma, Australia, May 2012
Almost every city in the world has a creative quarter and, in Auckland , that title goes to the suburb of Parnell .
It is here that you will find Auckland’s biggest collection of
Written by Kyle, USA, November 2012
Cities, by their very nature, have a reputation for being expensive. Considering that Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand you might expect it requires a small fortune to enjoy yourself in ...
Written by Kyle, USA, March 2013
With a population that has swollen to well over a million residents, the city of Auckland is easily the largest metropolitan center in all of New Zealand. To most New Zealand travelers, Auckland ...
Written by Kyle, USA, June 2012
In a city with approximately 135,000 boats it’s an understatement to say that Auckland
is a great place to get out on the water. Known to the world as the
“City of Sails,” Auckland’s yachting ...
Written by Kyle, USA, October 2012
You have never seen grown adults dig in the sand with such vigor and excitement as at the natural hot springs on New Zealand ’s
Hot Water Beach. Set on the eastern coast of the Coromandel ...
Written by Kyle, USA, December 2012
Since the holiday takes place during the middle of summer, many of the New Year’s Eve events in Auckland draw revelers outdoors to celebrate the festivities. One of the most popular tour options ...
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