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Sweeping landscapes mesh with an urban skyline, allowing Auckland to enjoy the best of two worlds. New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is a broad mix of European style and rich Maori heritage.
Surrounded by some of the most pristine rainforests, serene waters and wild bushlands in the world, visitors to Auckland rarely spend all of their time in the CBD. Take the ferry ride from downtown to Waiheke Island and relax on its beautiful beaches, or discover its vineyards and wineries further inland. Take in the stunning scenery at nearby Rangitoto Island or head to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park to reconnect with nature and explore 16,000 hectares of native rainforest. Animal-lovers will also enjoy the seeing the native and exotic animals at Auckland Zoo, which is just a short distance from the city centre.
An incredible 48 volcanic cones can found across the city. Hike to the top of Mount Eden the highest natural point in Auckland to get a gorgeous view of the city before visiting the kitsch cafes below. For unbeatable, panoramic views of the city, make your way to the top of the iconic Sky Tower. Stay for dinner at the revolving restaurant, or make your way down to the tower’s entertainment hub. The base of the tower is home to over 20 bars and restaurants, as well as a theatre and casino.
Central Auckland has a sophisticated city vibe. Queen Street offers high-end shopping from a range of designer brands, as well as a number of chic restaurants, cafes and bars. Downtown Shopping Centre can also be found here, boasting 70 stores with lots of great gift and souvenir ideas. High Street and Vulcan Lane are also popular shopping areas made up of laneways lined with charming boutiques. Auckland also has lots of cultural sites, museums and galleries. Alongside many smaller, contemporary art galleries is Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, the largest art institution in New Zealand. Those who want to learn more about New Zealand’s cultural heritage should head to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
If you plan on staying in Auckland’s CBD, it’s often easier to get around on foot than to hire a car and brave the inner-city traffic. Parking spaces are also hard to find in the city, which can be frustrating. City Link bus services are a cheap and reliable way to see more of Auckland, and their colour-coded exteriors make it fairly easy to plan your journey. Train services run frequently within the city and go to most outer suburbs.
Best time to visit Auckland
December, January and February encompass the peak season for travellers heading to Auckland. The weather warms nicely up at this time of year, but the cost of hotels and flights can be quite high. In many ways, travelling during autumn (March to May) should allow you get the best out of Auckland. Temperatures drop off slightly, but so do prices for accommodation and flights. Auckland is at its coldest and wettest during the winter, with average temperatures staying between 7C and 15C.
Located 21 km from Auckland’s city centre, Auckland Airport is the only airport serving the Auckland area. The largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, flights travel to Auckland Airport from a number of destinations, including Los Angeles, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Direct flights are available from Australia, with services beginning at the Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.