Visit the official Auckland City travel guide at www.aucklandnz.com.
Otherwise known as the City of Sails, Auckland is a beautiful city built around a stunning waterfront.
The redeveloped Viaduct Basin and Wynyard Quarter are a great place to spend some time enjoying a wide range of restaurants and bars. The Wynyard precinct has a family atmosphere where you can enjoy dining on North Wharf, tram rides through the Quarter and walks in Jellicoe Park.
Train and bus services run from Auckland’s suburbs directly to and from the city centre. Full timetables and pricing can be found on the Auckland public transport website here. The inner city suburbs of Mt Eden, Parnell and Ponsonby are attractive areas offering boutique shopping and dining.
A short ferry ride from downtown Auckland will take you to the picturesque town of Devonport, a seaside village which is home to a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Or, further afield, visit Waiheke Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. A 40 minute ferry journey from the city, Waiheke boasts a large number of vineyards and olive groves operating tours and tastings on the island.
For the adventurous, the Waitakere Ranges to the west of Auckland City offers hundreds of walks to suit every level of fitness and time allowance. A large information centre is situated at the base of the ranges to help with everything you need to know.
One hour north of Auckland you will find the attractive towns of Puhoi and Matakana. Matakana is becoming increasingly well known for its rustic Saturday morning market and excellent cafes and restaurants. Puhoi is equally famous for its cheeses and colonial buildings.
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