What Auckland New Zealand Has To Offer
Maori, Polynesian, European and Asian influences fuse together in Auckland New Zealand, a city with a rich and diverse culture. The Auckland Urban Area, which ranges from Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the northwest, and Runciman in the south is home to around 1.4 million people; almost a third of New Zealand’s overall population.
As you would expect from a leading world city, ranked 3rd in the 2014 Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey, life can be enjoyed to the full, whatever your tastes with many different things to see and experience.
One of Auckland’s many nicknames is “City of Sails” and this is reflected in the many sailing and yachting club dotted around the proliferation of marinas that line the coast.
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Auckland offers some world-class bird watching where its beaches and costal habitats are home to many different species of birds, including the inconic, recognisable and rare Kiwi. Take part in a walking tour or visit Whitford Bird Garden.
Hautaki Gulf is the perfect spot for enjoying Auckland’s famous Dolphin Safari; you might even catch site of a Whale! Perhaps a trip to Auckland Zoo, the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand and where, on a behind the scenes experience, you can get up close and personal with some of the world’s most endangered species.
Culture vultures will want to experience Auckland’s thriving arts community and discover the Maori and Pasifika culture through the artefacts on display in many of the areas museums and art galleries.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki is a free attraction and houses the biggest permanent display of traditional and contemporary art in New Zealand.
Immerse yourself in Auckland’s stunning scenery and hiring a bike or taking part in one of the areas many bike tours is a great way to do it.
Biking is also a fantastic way to get around the city and explore the many places of interest. Auckland offers an ocean touch bungee jump from Auckland Harbour Bridge. Alternatively, base jump from Auckland's 192m high Sky Tower.
If jumping isn’t your thing then why not walk around the perimeter at the top of the tower in a “sky walk.” A good time to remind you not to forget that annual travel insurance.
For something less strenuous a great way to take in the climate and the scenery is a game of golf at one of the areas lush world class courses.
Rainbow’s End is New Zealand’s largest theme park covering 23 acres in Manukau Central. The park has over twenty rides the latest of which, Stratosfear, sends thirty riders spinning through the air upside-down.
Powersurge is also a thrill ride that spins on both a vertical and a horizontal axis. There are more traditional rides suited to younger children like, the Log Flume and Pirate Ship whilst The under 8s can burn off some energy in Kidz Kingdom.