Auckland is the most populous metropolis in New Zealand, with more yachts per capita than any other city - hence its 'City of Sails' nickname. Auckland has a strong Maori heritage, which is still evident across the city, as are the scars from over fifty erupted volcanoes that dominate the terrain. Once in Auckland, ascent The Sky Tower for various viewing platforms and a revolving restaurant, or keep your feet firmly on the ground and head towards The Auckland Domain. This park area is best visited in the summer when free concerts are held. For something more easy-going, take a trip to Mission Bay and Auckland's finest sandy shoreline, or stay in the inner city and venture to Queen Street for lots of retail therapy.
Culture & History
In The Aukland Domain, you'll find the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which details Maori culture, history and past wars.
The waterfront harbour is just a few minutes' walk away and a lovely place to sit and admire the luxury boats, especially in the late-afternoon when the atmosphere is peaceful. A little further afield, you’ll find Auckland’s fabulous at galleries, theatres and museums, as well as the usual collections of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.