By Camilla Rutherford
By Tourism New Zealand
By Arno Gasteiger
By Mark Russell
As well as hosting New Zealand's largest city, the Auckland region features many quaint, diverse places, including the 'island of wine', Waiheke Island.
Multicultural and cosmopolitan, Auckland is an urban oasis with suburbs that offer everything for the inner adventurers and culture lovers alike.
A trip to these islands is the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life
Make a day trip to some of the best beaches Auckland has to offer.