Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, located on New Zealand's North Island. The city itself is located between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, which on any occasion will be dotted with yachts.

The Auckland CBD is mainly a commerce district, so to get the most out of your holiday to Auckland, travel to Auckland's inner city suburbs to discover a multicultural melting pot as well as a trendy youth culture.

Attractions

War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum combines a museum and a war memorial. Occupying one of the best known examples of neoclassical buildings in Auckland, the Auckland Museum was built in 1929 and overlooks the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Entry to the museum is by donation only and houses a vast collection of Māori artefacts and information about Māori culture and history. The museum also has a great collection of New Zealand natural history exhibitions, in addition to the ever-changing temporary exhibitions from around the world.

Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

This unique attraction in Auckland is where a visitor can have close encounters with penguin colonies, come face to face with sharks, stingrays and many other fascinating sea creatures. There is also an opportunity for brave visitors to swim with sharks and stingrays. Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World is open everyday from 9am to 6pm.

Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki

The Auckland Art Gallery has an amazing collection of art history that includes early Māori portraits, New Zealand landscapes as well as an excellent collection of contemporary New Zealand art. There are more than 12,500 artworks on display that date back to as early as 1376. The building itself has a grand history, with its unique exterior designed by Melbourne architects and completed 1888 and is a well recognised structure in Auckland for its old world, timeless appearance.

Auckland's Sky Tower

Auckland Sky Tower offers visitors two thrilling options - SkyWalk and SkyJump. On SkyWalk walk 360 degrees around Sky Tower without any barriers between you and the air, or choose SkyJump where you jump the 192 metres straight off Sky Tower!

Weather

Auckland is one of the warmest and sunniest cities in New Zealand, with a fairly consistent warm-temperate climate. During the summer (December-February) temperatures average around 23°C and in the winter (June-August) the average maximum temperature is 14°C. Rain is fairly common in Auckland, with regular heavy rainfalls occurring throughout the year. That said, climatic conditions can vary in different parts of Auckland because of geography.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Auckland is no different from other large cities. There are hotels, motels, B&Bs and serviced apartments that are within or surrounding Auckland's city centre. Find and book hotels in Auckland at Webjet before you go. 

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