Discover Auckland

Auckland HabourAuckland is an urban oasis where big city sophistication goes hand and hand with a stunning natural playground.  
 
One minute, you can be browsing the central city’s boutique and designer stores, or soaking up the atmosphere while enjoying a coffee at a waterfront café.  Less than 30 minutes later you can be afloat in the beautiful Waitemata Harbour heading for an island escape or a dolphin encounter. Within 45 minutes of downtown Auckland, you can be in the rolling hills of wine country or walking through native bush surrounded by bird life. There’s really no place like it.  
 
No matter what you’re looking for in a holiday, you’ll find it in Auckland.

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Destination Guide and Suggested Itineraries

Ciaduct at NightDowntown Auckland

This is the heart of Auckland, defined by its harbourside location.  There’s world-class shopping on offer as well as art, culture and international events, fine cuisine and buzzing nightlife.

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Devonport

Northern Bays

‘The Shore’ is home to the quintessential Auckland lifestyle: laid back, informal and with the sea as your constant companion. You’ll find bays, beaches and waterside cafes, coastal parks and walkways, history and heritage.
 
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Goat Island

North Auckland

Leave the buzz of the city centre behind, but none of its sophistication. Forty-five minutes north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge you’ll find an area devoted to producing great food and wine and living the good life.

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Quad BikingWest Auckland

The west is wild. This is where the Tasman Sea’s mighty surf pounds onto black volcanic sand.  You’ll find lush rainforest, vineyards and gourmet produce, surfing, swimming and fishing, as well as rural towns and villages.
 
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PolyfestSouth Auckland

Auckland’s south is a place of complete contrasts, with multicultural Manuaku City, Maori settlement remains, a vintage railway and the beautiful
Awhitu Peninsula.
 
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Mountain BikingEast Auckland

Coastline, mountains, forest, trails and markets – you’ll find it all out east, and it’s under an hour’s drive from downtown Auckland.
 
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Motuihe

Hauraki Gulf & Islands

The jewel in Auckland’s crown has to be the Hauraki Gulf. It’s home to over a million hectares of sheltered, sparkling-blue waters, dotted with emerald islands. Waiheke and Great Barrier are the largest and have significant populations. Other islands range from tiny, uninhabited rocks to wildlife sanctuaries and volcanoes.
 
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Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island

Waiheke is known as ‘the island of wine’ due to its large number of vineyards, some of which have a stellar international reputation
 
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Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island

Defining the limit of the Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier Island is one of the most tranquil and unspoilt places you’ll ever find.

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