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Auckland

Country
New Zealand
State
New Zealand (General)
City
Auckland
Type of Location
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About Location

Dubbed the 'city of sails', Auckland is New Zealand's largest city with an ever increasing population of over 1.25 million people. Auckland is a vibrant, modern city which offers something for everyone.
If you enjoy shopping and the city life, Auckland offers a shopping experience that will leave you exhausted! Countless Restaurants, Sky City Casino, night clubs and much more make the city an exciting place to visit.

For adventure enthusiasts, Auckland offers a wide variety of activities including sailing on the harbour, boat cruises of the outer islands, snorkling, scuba diving, biking, surfing, Bungy Jumping and bridge climbing to name a few. For those of you who enjoy getting away from the busy city life, there are countless walks which take you past the many beaches in the area. Auckland's cultural icons such as the Museum and One tree hill are also worth a visit.
If you have time to spare, we recommend visiting Waiheke & Great Barrier Islands.



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How to Reach

By Air

Auckland Airport is located southwest of the city centre. It has an international terminal and two domestic terminals, each with a tourist information centre. A free shuttle service operates between the terminals, or you can walk.

A taxi from the airport to the central city will cost around NZD$60 one way.

The AirBus shuttle runs every 20 minutes between the airport and the city, stopping outside major hotels and Aotea Square.

Convenient door-to-door shuttles also run to and from the airport. The two main operators are Super Shuttle and Johnston's Shuttle Link

By Road

State Highway 1, which travels the length of New Zealand, runs through Auckland. Numerous coach services link Auckland to other North Island cities and towns.

By Rail

The Tranz Scenic passenger rail service links Auckland to Hamilton, Otorohanga, near Waitomo, National Park, Palmerston North and Wellington.

Key places to visit
Waitakere Ranges, Auckland Zoo, SKYCITY Tower and Casino, Auckland Museum, Underwater World.


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Places to Visit

Waitakere Ranges

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park includes more than 16,000ha of native rainforest and coastline. Its 250km of walking and tramping tracks provide access to beaches, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rocky outcrops, streams, waterfalls and farms overlooking the wild west coast.

Auckland Zoo

Daily Keeper Encounters allow you to come eye to eye with some awesome native and exotic animals and you can also experience the expanse of the African plains with Pridelands. Watch the graceful movement of the giraffe and see zebra, rhino and springbok quietly grazing. And why not journey through New Zealand's unique coastal habitat. Experience the fragile eco-system of New Zealand coast complete with little blue penguins, sealions and shore birds.

A range of experiences are available for you to get up close to the animals including the ZOOM tour.

The Auckland Zoo has a Conservation Fund that contributes to helping save some of the world's most endangered species including native New Zealand birds and our iconic tuatara - which at 225 million years old, is the world's oldest living dinousaur! Internationally the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund helps fund programmes to save the cheetah, Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tiger, Vietnamese turtles and more.

SKYCITY Tower and Casino

Visit the very best of the city, SKYCITY - our premiere entertainment destination in the heart of Auckland's CBD.

Get a piece of the action in our world-class casino from a choice of over 100 table games - try your luck on the latest gaming machines or enjoy a flutter in the Poker Zone.

For time out, take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree views right across Auckland from the 328m tall Sky Tower or if it is adrenaline that you are seeking - take a walk around the top of the famous pergola or Sky Jump off!

Auckland Museum

In one of New Zealand's most outstanding historical buildings, boldly situated in the Domain - a central city pleasure garden - you encounter exhibitions that will excite you with the artistic legacy and cultures of the peoples of the Pacific; the monumental carvings, buildings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori; and the diversity of cultures which now combine to form the rich tapestry of race, nationality and creed which is modern New Zealand.

The Museum is a key destination for families. Children are encouraged to develop an understanding of the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science and the environment.

So browse through this section, and find out more on how you can enhance your visit and make the most of the time you spend at Auckland Museum.

Underwater World

Enter Stingray Bay for an awe-inspiring look at the giant stingrays, before delving deep into the Underwater World to see the rich variety of species from New Zealand’s coastal waters. Come face to face with sharks, turtles, giant rays and other incredible deep sea creatures on the moving walkway.

New Zealand’s rocky shore and tropical species await you in Fish Alley. See everything from crayfish to seahorses, octopus to piranha and moray eels.

Right Time to Visit

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Temperature

December - February -> (°C) - Summer
June - August -> (°C) - Winter


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