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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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events

Chicago the Musical
Chicago the Musical

When: Aug 25 to Sep 9, 02:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Civic, CBD, Auckland

Monster Energy S-X Open
Monster Energy S-X Open

When: Nov 24, 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Beasley Ave, Penrose, Auckland
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose, Auckland

YUNDI Touch of Chopin 2018
YUNDI Touch of Chopin 2018

When: Oct 31, 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City, Auckland
Venue: Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland

Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age

When: Aug 23, 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

Friday Jams Live
Friday Jams Live

When: Nov 18, 03:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Stadium Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Venue: Western Springs Stadium, Western Springs, Auckland

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

When: Aug 26, 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

Listen In
Listen In

When: Sep 28, 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

Brown, It's Complicated
Brown, It's Complicated

When: Aug 21 to Aug 25, 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland
Venue: Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Mangere, Auckland

Cirque Grande
Cirque Grande

When: Aug 17 to Aug 26, 07:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: 57 Ward Street, Pukekohe, Auckland
Venue: Pukekohe Indian Association Centre, Pukekohe, Auckland

Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

When: Sep 22, 10:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Where: 13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura, Auckland
Venue: Hawkins Theatre, Papakura, Auckland

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