Auckland Travel Guide


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    Rolling plains, active volcanoes, stunning rock formations and scenic mountains are some of the few features that characterize the country of New Zealand. Its largest metropolitan city is Auckland, which is home to a population of 1.4 million. Geographically, Auckland can be located on the country’s...

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Hotels in Auckland (226 Hotels) See All Auckland Hotels

  • Hotel DeBrett

    Hotel DeBrett is among the ideal, premium places to remain in Auckland. Beautifully placed in close proximity to The Vault, Forme Day Spa Auckland CBD and Vulcan Lane, Ho...

  • Rendezvous Hotel Auckland

    Rendezvous Hotel Auckland is one of the best, finest places to remain in Auckland. Nicely found in close proximity to Auckland Town Hall, The Classic Comedy Club and Clas...

  • Heritage Auckland

    Heritage Auckland is among the best, premium places to stay in Auckland. Perfectly positioned around New Gallery, St. Patrick's Cathedral and New Zealand Walkers - Day To...

  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

    Spotted in Auckland, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is a premium hotel comfortably placed nearby So Spa, Explore- Auckland Harbour Sailing and Explore - Auckland Whale ...

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About Auckland

Rolling plains, active volcanoes, stunning rock formations and scenic mountains are some of the few features that characterize the country of New Zealand. Its largest metropolitan city is Auckland, which is home to a population of 1.4 million. Geographically, Auckland can be located on the country’s North Island. The modern city is reminiscent of the state of California in terms of urban planning patterns and time frame. In fact, Los Angeles and Auckland are sister cities; thus, there are similarities in modernization. The suburbs of Auckland may be examples of early settlements of Europeans, including Parnell Village, Devonport, Howick, Mission Bat and Ponsonby. These are preserved historical centers that boast architectural styles of the past, such as Edwardian, Deco and Victorian. One of the city’s nicknames is the “City of Sails”. This is due to the large number of yachts that are parked in the Waitemata Harbour. The waterfront city of Auckland is indeed blessed with water resources that mix well with the urban setting. Another moniker that the city got is the “City of Extinct Volcanoes”. In fact, Auckland is sitting on top of a total of 48 inactive volcanoes that are already extinct. However, the area named as the Auckland Volcanic Field is still present up to this date. In terms of quality of living, the city of Auckland never fails to place at the top 5 in the international poll. The city of Auckland is home to world-famous tourist destinations. Whether locals and tourists would want art, history or discovery, they would be satisfied with the offerings of the city. One of the best destinations is the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. It is home to the largest collection of international and national art in the country. Furthermore, the gallery is housed in a landmark building which has won awards in the past. Aside from international exhibitions, the gallery is open to film screenings, live talks, children’s activities and performances among others. Another must-see is the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which houses an extensive display of the islands along Hauraki Gulf and other views of historical importance. There are also Polynesian people’s arts and others Maori exhibitions that show the early way of life in the Maori culture. The oldest park in the city called Auckland Domain is also a famous venue of sports events and other live performances. Other tourist hot spots are the Key Tarlton’s, Auckland Zoo, Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) and the StarDome Observatory among others. There are many things that can be done in Auckland. Since the city is surrounded by nature, families can take a stroll or a leisure drive along Mount Eden, One Tree Hill and Mount Victoria. The panoramic views of mountain ranges and thick forests are postcard-perfect. If the climate is not cooperating, there are also other indoor attractions for locals and tourists, such as art galleries. For the adventurers at heart, extreme activities and sports are available, like kayaking, skating, biking, hiking, sky jumping, indoor climbing and many more.

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