A vibrant city of harbours, beaches and islands, Auckland is known as the 'City of Sails' and is our largest city.
Auckland is a hub of relaxation and adventure, start the morning with a stroll a golden beach and dine on local cuisine at waterfront restaurants in the bustling Viaduct area overlooking the Waitematā Harbour.
Enjoy the views from the top of the Skytower, which features hotels, restaurants with a casino and at 328 metres high is a favourite with adrenaline junkies with a jump from the Skytower with AJ Hackett(opens in new window). For something tamer, check out the many museums in the city.
Take a short ferry ride from Auckland to one of the islands dotted nearby. Fullers(opens in new window) offer regular ferry trips from Auckland city to many islands including Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island, Rotoroa Island.
Waiheke Island is known for its vineyards, sandy white beaches, ziplining and other adventure activities as well as quirky galleries. While Rangitoto is a dormant volcano laced with spectacular walking tracks. Keen twitchers can seek out New Zealand's native birds in their natural habitat on Rotoroa Island(opens in new window) which is also a perfect spot for snorkeling.
Many of the islands are within a 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.