The cosmopolitan city of Auckland offers visitors a bustling city centre with a laidback and friendly vibe. New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is also a stunning spot on the North Island, surrounded by gorgeous waters all around. Without even trying, it’s easy to stumble across busy shopping streets and great foodie outlets, and Auckland also has the country’s highest concentration of arts, cultural and entertainment venues. All you need to do is book one of our Auckland CBD hotels and you're one step closer to a fantastic vacation!
Auckland Museum is a great first stop and gives you an insight into the history of the local people. The museum runs many temporary exhibitions, so visit and see what they have on display while you're in town. For art lovers, the Auckland Art Gallery is phenomenal, which has over 800 pieces on display offering a fascinating insight into Maori art.
Auckland is best known as the ‘City of Sails’, so head down to the harbour and admire the views of the Harbour Bridge over the glistening waters, or rent a yacht to experience the gorgeous harbour first-hand. Another great spot for beautiful panoramas is from the top of Sky Tower – it’s the highest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. If you prefer a more natural view, Mount Eden deserves a visit. A climb to the top rewards you with stunning views over the valley and three massive volcanic craters covered in lush green parkland. Take a guided tour to learn about the Maori heritage of this iconic mountain and unlock the secrets of its rich history.
Get out of the city and see Auckland's fantastic wine regions. Tour companies will take you west to the Huapai, Kumeu and Waimauku wine areas or to the Matakana region on the east coast. During the summer visit Goat Island and enjoy the crystal clear waters in the Marine Park, which are absolutely full of fish. The sheltered coves make it safe and easy for all levels of swimmer, or take a glass bottomed boat and see all the marine life without getting wet!
With so much culture, native beauty and endless activities to keep you busy - you're going to wish you booked more time in this wonderful city! Book a fantastic deal on a flight to Auckland and be sure to check out our range of Auckland CBD accommodation! Come experience the real beauty of New Zealand.
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