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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!

at a glance

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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events

Auckland Folk Festival 2021
Auckland Folk Festival 2021

When: Jan 29 to Feb 1, 05:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Access Road, Kumeu, Auckland
Venue: Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland

Blindspott - Lockdown Breakout
Blindspott - Lockdown Breakout

When: Oct 17, 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 217 Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland
Venue: Logan Campbell Centre, Epsom, Auckland

Pilkingtons Spring Bottomless and Lunch
Pilkingtons Spring Bottomless and Lunch

When: May 30 to Dec 12, 12:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 41 Shortland Street, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Pilkingtons, CBD, Auckland

Living La Improv Loca
Living La Improv Loca

When: Sep 25 to Sep 26, 09:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 51 Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Venue: Covert Theatre, Ponsonby, Auckland

School Holidays at the Gallery
School Holidays at the Gallery

When: Sep 28 to Oct 9, 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, CBD, Auckland

Comedy Special : Ben Hurley 'Straight Out of Lockdown' Tour
Comedy Special : Ben Hurley 'Straight Out of Lockdown' Tour

When: Sep 25 to Sep 26, 07:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland

Big Wednesday - Fresh Comedy
Big Wednesday - Fresh Comedy

When: May 27 to Oct 28, 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland

Sorry Bout It
Sorry Bout It

When: Oct 23, 08:00 PM to 09:15 PM
Where: 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City, Auckland
Venue: BNZ Theatre at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland

KING in the Ring 62VI - The Lightweights
KING in the Ring 62VI - The Lightweights

When: Oct 2, 07:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Where: Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Venue: Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland

Unsung Heroes - A Concert of Tall Tales and True!
Unsung Heroes - A Concert of Tall Tales and True!

When: Oct 9, 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 449 Mount Eden Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland
Venue: Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden, Auckland

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