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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!

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a ferry ride on the harbour

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activities

events

GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS
GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS

When: Jul 2 to Jul 26, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Stadium Dr, Albany, Albany, Auckland
Venue: QBE Stadium, Albany, Auckland

Homo House
Homo House

When: Aug 15 to Aug 16, 10:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where: 155b Karangahape Road, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Neck of the Woods, CBD, Auckland

George FM presents SKY HIGH
George FM presents SKY HIGH

When: Jul 10 to Jul 12, 10:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where: Corner of Victoria and Federal St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Sky Tower, CBD, Auckland

Snort On Tour
Snort On Tour

When: Jul 7 to Jul 9, 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland
Venue: Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Mangere, Auckland

Auckland Fried Chicken Festival
Auckland Fried Chicken Festival

When: Aug 8, 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Queens Wharf, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Shed 10, CBD, Auckland

Tabac Tuesday & Wednesday Stand Up Comedy
Tabac Tuesday & Wednesday Stand Up Comedy

When: Jul 7 to Jul 22, 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 6 Mills Ln, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Bar Tabac, CBD, Auckland

Drive-In Movies by MOTAT
Drive-In Movies by MOTAT

When: Jun 19 to Aug 1, 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Venue: MOTAT Aviation Display Hall, Western Springs, Auckland

Auckland Healthy Living & Allergy Free Show 2020
Auckland Healthy Living & Allergy Free Show 2020

When: Aug 29 to Aug 30, 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Venue: Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland

The Happiest School Holidays at the Sky Tower
The Happiest School Holidays at the Sky Tower

When: Jul 4 to Jul 19, 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Corner of Victoria and Federal St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Sky Tower, CBD, Auckland

The Classic 'Comeback' Comedy All-Stars
The Classic 'Comeback' Comedy All-Stars

When: May 22 to Aug 1, 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland

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