Auckland is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is a 45 minute drive from the Auckland international and domestic airports at Manukau City.
It is known as the 'City of Sails' and is New Zealand's largest city and home to major attractions, festivals and events.
Auckland also has a diverse range of dining options with restaurants, bars and cafes to suit all budgets. Taking a trip to the local markets is very popular, try the Browns Bay Sunday Market or Devonport Farmers Market.
Prefer some retail shopping? Shopping centres like Dress Smart offer a hundred stores and great discounts.
Auckland is surrounded by a vast array of landscapes with rainforests such as the Waitakere Ranges which will take you to waterfalls, streams and west coast beaches. There are a number of parks and reserves for the public to enjoy. A few of these include Awhitu Regional Park, Hunua Ranges Regional Park Waitakere Ranges Regional Park and Auckland Domain which is officially Auckland's oldest park. Volcanic cones are a unique landscape in Auckland and provide spectacular views. There are 48 volcanoes that can be seen across the region and Rangitoto Island is the most iconic with a superb location off the coast.
The west coast of Auckland is said to have some of the best surf beaches in New Zealand and is only a 40 minute drive from the city. Some of the main beaches to visit are Muriwai, Piha Te Henga – Bethells, Whatipu, Maori Bay, Cornwallis Beach and Karekare which is one of Auckland's most spectacular beaches.
There are plenty of other things to do and see. Why not try some of the air activities such as hang glinding or a helicopter tour. If you prefer to stay on the ground hop aboard the Auckland Explorer bus and take a tour around the city; travel 328 meters high to experience a spectacular view from the Auckland’s Sky Tower.
Auckland really does have it all: interesting history, wide ranging cultural, dining and entertainment scene, action-packed adventure activities, excellent shopping and magnificent scenery.
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Waiheke Island offers lazy days and holidays, vineyards, olive groves, farmland and beaches all just a 35-minute cruise from downtown Auckland..
Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy
The ONLY way to experience the Auckland Harbour Bridge by foot! Enjoy Auckland to the fullest with 360 degree views from the summit
Auckland Adventure Jet
Auckland Adventure Jet is the first sea jet boat of its kind in New Zealand to offer an amazing jet boat ride on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.
For a unique arts and conservation day-out, visit Rotoroa Island in Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
Auckland Botanic Gardens
'Where ideas grow'. Auckland Botanic Gardens is a garden of national significance only 20 minutes from the city or airport.
A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. <
Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
Dine aboard a 50-foot (15-meter) yacht, then take an evening cruise on Auckland's beautiful Waitemata Harbour to see the twinkling city lights.
The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland
Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland.
Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
You'll see spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route, visit historic Waitangi, cruise from Paihia and have free time to enjoy the cafes, museums and shops of Russell, New Zealand's early capital.
Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Discover the vibrant city of Auckland with flexibility and ease on a hop-on hop-off bus across all major sites and attractions.
Auckland City Highlights Tour
See the best of Auckland on a half-day sightseeing coach tour that showcases the city’s highlights, from heritage -listed buildings to the stunning Viaduct Harbour.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Auckland
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and travel to the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb
Here's your chance to be Spiderman as you climb aboard Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
Kumeu Wine Country Tour
As you sample wine and artisan cheese at each winery, your guide will teach you about the history of the region.
Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip
visit Coromandel Peninsula, with its stunning landscapes of rugged mountain terrain nestled against idyllic beaches.