Auckland is a flourishing city and the nation’s economic and industrial capital. It is often considered to be to New Zealand what Sydney is to Australia. The city offers spectacular landscapes as it is surrounded by volcanic ridges and more than 50 isles. With its impressive harbor, Auckland is the ultimate sailing destination. Fittingly known as the “City of Sails”, Auckland welcomes sumptuous yachts and prestigious regattas which have contributed to its nautical reputation.
An authentic city
Auckland is a paradise for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Kayaking, surfing, jet-skiing and more, this city has it all! You will undoubtedly enjoy the great variety of landscapes and activities Auckland has to offer. Whether you decide to cruise the Hauraki Gulf on a sailing boat or to climb an extinct volcano, you will indulge in some unforgettable experiences.
In Auckland nature is omnipresent and the city is beautifully hemmed by hills and mountains.Thrill seekers will love Auckland's unique adrenaline-pumping activities...Bungee Jump from Harbour Bridge or BASE jump by wire off breathtaking Sky Tower, the city's highest building!. Or you can opt for activities that are less dangerous but just as exciting!
For a true taste of urban delight, don’t miss Queen Street, CBD’s main strip. It is lined with boutiques, restaurants, cafés, bars and entertainment venues. You will discover one of Auckland’s liveliest spots, a haven for shoppers and foodies alike...if you grab a bite, try lamb and kiwi, a local specialty. In Auckland, the country’s dense cultural heritage -an intricate meshing of European and Maori influences- is palpable.Visit the world-class Auckland Museum and you will uncover the wealth of New Zealand’s cultural, traditional and artistic identity.
If you’re looking for an activity that will please the entire family, head for the zoo or the Kelly Tarlton Aquarium where you will be able to contemplate sea life through underwater acrylic tunnels. A must-see!