Auckland is NZ's biggest and most diverse city - nature, culture, heritage, food and wine surrounded by coastal landscapes.
It's a beautiful place, NZ's largest city.
Regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Auckland offers every visitor a plethora of options.
Food and wine, shopping high end and low, markets, restaurants, cafes and a never-ending cycle of events, activities and festivals. Cultural and heritage attractions nestle easily with the beautiful coastal scenery and it's not hard to imagine the early days of the city's Maori and settler history.
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Whether you're in Auckland for friends and family, visiting the shopping malls, high street fashion or catching a flight to see an international sports event or music act, you can't help but feel the vibe and excitement of our biggest place.
And when you need a little peace..., nature is just steps away.
In the west, lush native rainforest plunges down the hills to meet the sea on dramatic black sand beaches, while the east’s sheltered golden sand beaches are fringed with red-flowering pohutukawa trees.
To the north, the rolling hills of wine country meet stunning coastlines and in the south you'll find picturesque country gardens, unspoilt forest and tranquil bays to explore.
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Sky Walk or Sky Jump!
The iconic Sky Tower is the tallest free standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere! Located in the Auckland CBD, the Sky Tower is 60 stories high with panoramic views, a revolving restaurant and bungy jumping for the adventurous.
See the huge collection of over 1400 animals at the Auckland Zoo - elephants, hippo's, giraffes and chimpanzees and much much more. Attend a keeper talk, go behind the scenes or sign up for a photography workshop! You can even stay over for a safar
Shop 'til you drop
Auckland is a mecca of shopping outlets, high fashion retail and everything in between. Update your wardrobe, explore the markets or indulge in the quirky independent stores dotted randomly throughout the city. (Image by Camilla Rutherford)
Nightlife & Concerts
Hit the big city for the night life and concerts. With hundreds of gigs, concerts and events there's always something to get to. Western Springs, Mount Smart Stadium, the Aotea Centre and Auckland Town Hall. Make a weekend of it.
Did you know?
Auckland was the capital of New Zealand for 25 years from 1842-1865. Auckland lost its role as the capital city to because government officials travelling from the south found the journey too arduous, with a single trip taking up to two months.