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Holidays to Auckland

Situated on the northern half of the North Island, Auckland was until recently made up of four cities including Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore and Auckland City itself, but has now been merged into one Auckland Region.

Thanks to its location, Auckland is great for sailing and is sometimes referred to as the city of sails thanks to all of the boats that can be seen moored in its harbour.

One great vantage point is the Auckland Sky Tower, which is the tallest free standing structure in the southern hemisphere and is a big attraction for everyone on holidays to Auckland.

With Auckland Region consisting of such a big area it is not surprising that there are so many attractions, sights, restaurants, bars and things to do. For nature lovers, there is the Auckland Zoo, which is home to over 150 species from many different habitats. Auckland’s many volcanoes are sure to satisfy the most adventurous natural historian while for those into flora, the Auckland Regional Botanical Gardens is worth a visit, boasting over 10,000 plant species set in a gorgeous 65 hectare park. If you would like to get even closer to nature then take advantage of Auckland’s many mountain ranges, waterfalls and beaches.

Auckland Central is also home to the fashion hub of New Zealand and caters for those holiday shopping sprees when on holidays in Auckland. Here is where you will find most of the international as well as the more home-grown brands. The High Street and Vulcan Line is the Fashion centre with many stores hosting collections from local designers. Many interesting fashion stores can also be found on Newmarket.

For those on Auckland holidays looking to do the gallery and museum scene there is plenty of choice. The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a general museum with Maori arts and crafts as well as arts and crafts from other Polynesian civilisation. The National Maritime Museum has interesting exhibitions that cover the maritime history of New Zealand. Another interesting museum worth visiting is the Museum of Transport and Technology, an interactive museum with more than 300,000 exhibits.

Sailing is of course one of the most popular activities for those on holidays in Auckland. The city has the largest ratio of boats to residents in the whole world, with weekends seeing sailing enthusiasts enjoying the waters of the Hauraki Gulf. The view of Auckland from the water is quite stunning and is the best way to experience the city. If sailing is not for you, a ferry trip across to the many stunning islands is the way to go.

Once the sun sets over the picturesque bay, Auckland comes alive with a stunning nightlife scene. It is a cosmopolitan city with bars and clubs that suit high flyers and young students, but there are also plenty of places for those seeking a more traditional setting. Holidays to Auckland truly offer the best of everything: the outdoors, museums and galleries as well as an exciting nightlife.

 
 
 
 
 

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