Explore the best of Auckland!

Auckland’s waterside location has fostered the locals’ love affair with the sea, earning it the nickname “City of Sails”.

Auckland sprawls over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau harbours. A cloak of rainforest covers the surrounding hills, dozens of dormant volcanic cones dot the landscape and enchanting holiday islands are scattered throughout the vast Hauraki Gulf.

Auckland’s heart beats to a Polynesian rhythm, its people are a melting pot of European, South Pacific and Asian cultures and a strong indigenous Maori heritage. This diversity brings with it an abundance of unique dining and shopping experiences.

Auckland’s temperate climate, easy access to the coast and variety  of activities earn the city consistent top five rankings in international lifestyle surveys. 

Auckland is the perfect place to recharge your batteries with some pampering, sights and activities, scenic landscapes or experience the buzz of the urban bustle or adventure activities. Auckland’s cosmopolitan city centre is complemented by great escapes - to vineyards, forests, islands and beaches - within half an hour of downtown.

Discover for yourself why it is one of New Zealand’s  best destinations.