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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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Touch Bass 2020

When: Apr 9 to Apr 10, 05:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

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George FM presents SKY HIGH

When: May 2 to May 3, 10:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where: Corner of Victoria and Federal St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Sky Tower, CBD, Auckland

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Waterworld Lake Pupuke

When: Jan 20 to Jan 25, 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Sylvan Park Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland
Venue: Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

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St. Jerome's Laneway Festival '20

When: Jan 27, 11:25 AM to 10:30 PM
Where: Princes St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Albert Park, CBD, Auckland

2020 Lunar Festival
2020 Lunar Festival

When: Jan 25, 01:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Henderson, Auckland

Auckland Folk Festival 2020
Auckland Folk Festival 2020

When: Jan 24 to Jan 27, 06:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Access Road, Kumeu, Auckland
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North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2020

When: Feb 15, 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland
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SeePort Festival 2020

When: Jan 25 to Jan 27, 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
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When: Jan 26, 04:00 PM to 10:30 PM
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