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Auckland - Where New Zealand meets the rest of the world

As New Zealand's biggest city and featuring an International Airport, there's a good chance Auckland will be your first impression of the country.

Auckland is known for it's prime harbour location which provides plentiful beaches and some lovely seaside dining options. No trip would be complete without a ferry ride to one of the nearby islands

The hilly landscape gives away the vast number of inactive volcanoes, many of which make for great parks and lookout spots today. Take a walk up Mt Eden at sunset for a spectacular view of the city.

Auckland has an abundance of events and activities around every corner. See for yourself!

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Best known for

being NZ's biggest city

Did you know:

Auckland has over 50 volcanoes!

Don't leave without

a ferry ride on the harbour

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activities

events

SIX60
SIX60

When: Feb 22, 04:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Stadium Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Venue: Western Springs Stadium, Western Springs, Auckland

Play In the Park
Play In the Park

When: Jan 25 to Mar 14, 02:00 PM to 04:45 PM
Where: 286 Mount Wellington Highway
Venue: The Cone at Sylvia Park, CBD, Auckland

Music In Parks: The Hits Kiwi Anthems
Music In Parks: The Hits Kiwi Anthems

When: Feb 23, 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: Cascades Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland
Venue: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Visit
Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Visit

When: Feb 23, 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: 2421 Kaipara Coast Highway, Makarau, Auckland
Venue: Gibbs Farm, Makarau, Auckland

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

When: Feb 27, 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 217 Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland
Venue: Logan Campbell Centre, Epsom, Auckland

Tool
Tool

When: Feb 28 to Feb 29, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

Euro's The First Haul Lunch
Euro's The First Haul Lunch

When: Mar 5, 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: 22 Princes Wharf, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Euro Bar, CBD, Auckland

One Enchanted Night: Exclusive Launch
One Enchanted Night: Exclusive Launch

When: Mar 7 to Mar 8, 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, CBD, Auckland

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show

When: Feb 22, 08:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 145 Kitchener Rd, Milford, Auckland
Venue: The Hub Milford, Milford, Auckland

Mika
Mika

When: Feb 22, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, CBD, Auckland

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