Discover Auckland

Auckland is full of things to see and do—discover the harbour city’s stunning natural beauty, cosmopolitan sophistication, and daring attitude today.

Straddling two harbours  dotted with 48 volcanic cones  and surrounded by rolling green hills, Auckland offers a huge variety of unique sightseeing opportunities. 

Take a tour on the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and enjoy views of downtown, the Harbour Bridge and iconic Rangitoto volcano. Ride the ferry to beautiful Waiheke Island and indulge in a relaxed wine tasting amid a stunningly scenic setting.

Explore the spectacular blue waters and emerald atolls of the world-famous Hauraki Gulf. Or scale Mount Eden and take in a 360-degree vista of Auckland and its heavenly surrounds.

For those looking to quicken the pace with an exciting adventure, Auckland is renowned as an adrenaline-seeker’s paradise.

Take a controlled leap from the top of the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building, the Sky Tower. Join a high speed jet boat adventure and discover the harbour through thrilling maneuvers.

Climb the bridge and bungy jump, as cars zoom above and boats sail below. Or visit the site of the 2011 Rugby World Cup final, Eden Park, and experience firsthand where New Zealand’s mighty All Blacks took out the championship.

After a day of exhilarating activities and breathtaking sights, Auckland offers a number of world-class dining opportunities in which to relax and truly soak up local cultural.

For an up-beat casual dining experience on the waterfront, book a table at one of Viaduct Harbour’s 30 plus restaurants. Be inspired by the city’s cosmopolitan and bohemian vibe on Auckland’s hippest strip, Ponsonby Road.

Mix dining with retail therapy in the heart of the city, in New Zealand’s leading creative and corporate zone, Britomart. Or sample the country’s Polynesian influences and fresh local produce with a stroll through the Avondale Markets.

Auckland is full of things to see and dodiscover the harbour city’s stunning natural beauty, cosmopolitan sophistication, and daring attitude today. 

Discover Auckland

Words by Alice Nash - Published 11 March 2013
Quick Facts 
Population 1.415 million
Area 1,086 km2
Time Zone GMT +12
Languages English (official)
Currency New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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