Visit Auckland

Auckland skyline
Auckland skyline

Visit Auckland

New Zealand's largest city, Auckland's skyline is dominated by the Sky Tower, 328 metres tall and offering sweeping views across the city, as well as a rotating restaurant. It's a great spot to get a city overview before you start exploring the museums and galleries, including the Auckland Art Gallery and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The surrounding landscape is dotted with pretty volcanic cones, while out onto the deep blue waters of the Hauraki Gulf you'll find the relaxed beaches, vineyards and forests of Waiheke Island, just a 35-minute ferry ride away.

If you're planning a holiday to Auckland, talk to a Travel Expert today on 0800 707 6010

The City of Sails

With sailing on the Hauraki Gulf a popular pastime and over 135,000 yachts registered here, it’s no wonder Auckland is known as the City of Sails. Away from the water the city is dotted with volcanoes, making for an attractive, outdoorsy city, with some lovely views and pretty suburbs.

For the best citywide vistas head to the top of the 190m Sky Tower, or for something more relaxed set sail for the vineyards and beaches of Waiheke Island.

Did you know?

Volcano in Auckland

Auckland boasts over 50 volcanoes, all stemming from a source of magma 100 kilometres underneath the city.

Sky Tower, Auckland

Auckland’s Sky Tower is 328 metres tall and offers stupendous views in all directions which, on a clear day, reach over 80km.

Boats in Auckland's harbour

Auckland is known as the City of Sails because it has more boats per person than any other city in the world.

Maori carving

In the Maori language, Auckland is known as Tamaki Makaurau.

How to get around

Ferry in Auckland Harbour

Take the bus, train or ferry

With a comprehensive public transport network, Auckland is easy to get around. Choose from the bus, the train and the ferry, or for the ultimate freedom, hire your own car. For visitors, buses are the most common choice, with the hop-on-hop-off buses especially tourist-friendly and useful for those trying to cram a lot of sights into a short space of time. To reach Waiheke Island, you’ll need to take the ferry, which you can easily catch from the Downtown Ferry Terminal.

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Experience Auckland with the Experts

Round the World Experts' New Zealand team are on-hand to help you slot a trip to Auckland into your New Zealand holiday, and to get the very best out of the city and its surrounding countryside. For further ideas and suggestions for your trip to Auckland, talk to our New Zealand Experts today.

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