Auckland is New Zealand’s gateway and economic hub and the university venue occupies a prominent position in the heart of the city. With a population of 1.5 million it is easy to get around and its global reputation as the “City of Sails” means you’re never far from a summer’s day at the beach. Enjoy a ferry ride from downtown to one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, offering bushwalking, rural escapes, arts, sun, sand, and even wineries. Head to the fringes of the city to Piha, Karekare, Muriwai and Bethells beaches – some of the best in all of New Zealand.
Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand, our largest and most diverse city.
More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.
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Attractions and Cultural Experience
Auckland Museum – Auckland Museum is the cultural and spiritual touchstone for the many cultures that inhabit this beautiful land, and the first stop for anyone wishing to gain an insight into New Zealand and its peoples.
Auckland Explorer Bus – The Auckland Explorer Bus is a hop on, hop off sightseeing tour with full commentary, visiting Auckland’s big 14 attractions.
Tours and Nature
360 Discovery – Explore the Hauraki Gulf and its history, the Tiritiri Matangi island sanctuary, and Motuihe Island.
Ananda Tours – Discover Waiheke Island (Waiheke means “cascading waters” in Maori) and its award winning wines along the wine trail, olive oils, arts & crafts, scenic and eco tours.
Auckland Wine Tasting Tours – Auckland Wine Tasting Tours offers a personalised experience encompassing the scenic North/West Auckland and/or Matakana regions. Enjoy a full day winery tour with lunch from $135 per person and a half day tour from $90 per person.
Activities and Adrenalin Rush
Sky Walk – Dare yourself to walk the circumference of the Sky Tower, 192 metres above ground, with no rails or balcony, just a safety harness on a ledge 1.2 metres wide.
Sky Jump – Throw yourself off the top of the Sky Tower and plunge 192 metres in a controlled fall while wearing a safety harness.