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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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Cirque du Soleil - KOOZA
Cirque du Soleil - KOOZA

When: Feb 16 to Mar 17, 04:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland
Venue: Alexandra Park Raceway, Epsom, Auckland

SIX60 with Drax Project, Sons of Zion, SWIDT & Illbaz
SIX60 with Drax Project, Sons of Zion, SWIDT & Illbaz

When: Feb 23, 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Stadium Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Venue: Western Springs Stadium, Western Springs, Auckland

Amazing Annual Summer Night Market Event
Amazing Annual Summer Night Market Event

When: Feb 23 to Feb 24, 03:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Tamaki Dr, Mission Bay, Auckland
Venue: Mission Bay Beach, Mission Bay, Auckland

Kumeu Show 2019
Kumeu Show 2019

When: Mar 9 to Mar 10, 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Access Road, Kumeu, Auckland
Venue: Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Auckland

International Yoga Festival 2019
International Yoga Festival 2019

When: Feb 21 to Feb 24, 05:00 PM to 11:55 PM
Where: 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland
Venue: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, Auckland

John Butler Trio, L.A.B. & TrinityRoots
John Butler Trio, L.A.B. & TrinityRoots

When: Mar 3, 01:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland
Venue: The Hunting Lodge, Waimauku, Auckland

Kaukapakapa Village Market
Kaukapakapa Village Market

When: Jun 18 to Jul 21, 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Where: 947 Kaipara Coast Hwy SH16, Kaukapakapa, Auckland
Venue: Kaukapakapa Hall, Kaukapakapa, Auckland

Hikuwai Sounds
Hikuwai Sounds

When: Mar 1 to Mar 2, 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 55 Wellesley Street East, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Hikuwai Plaza, AUT University, CBD, Auckland

Tiki Taane
Tiki Taane

When: Mar 8 to Mar 9, 07:00 PM to 01:00 AM
Where: 145 Kitchener Rd, Milford, Auckland
Venue: The Hub Milford, Milford, Auckland

Auckland Eastern Market
Auckland Eastern Market

When: Sep 2 to Jan 19, 07:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where: 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Netball Centre, St Johns, Auckland

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