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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

Synthony 2019
Synthony 2019

When: Sep 20 to Sep 22, 08:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Where: 303 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, CBD, Auckland

King in the Ring 68II
King in the Ring 68II

When: Jun 29, 07:00 PM to 11:45 PM
Where: Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Venue: Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland

The Royal Family Tour
The Royal Family Tour

When: Jul 6, 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City, Auckland
Venue: BNZ Theatre at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland

Dragfest 2019
Dragfest 2019

When: Jul 2, 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 217 Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland
Venue: Logan Campbell Centre, Epsom, Auckland

Cirque Grande
Cirque Grande

When: Jun 21 to Jul 7, 07:00 PM to 02:45 PM
Where: Murphys Road, Flat Bush, Auckland
Venue: Murphys Bush Reserve, Flat Bush, Auckland

War Horse the stage spectacular
War Horse the stage spectacular

When: Jun 21 to Jul 14, 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Civic, CBD, Auckland

A Festival Feast
A Festival Feast

When: Jul 27 to Jul 28, 04:15 PM to 07:15 PM
Where: The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland
Venue: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie, Auckland

Revolution - Southside Rise 2019
Revolution - Southside Rise 2019

When: Jul 3 to Jul 13, 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

Matariki
Matariki

When: Jun 22 to Jul 22, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Venue: Mairangi Arts Centre, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Matariki Festival 19: Matariki ki Papakura
Matariki Festival 19: Matariki ki Papakura

When: Jun 29, 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where: Level 1, Library and Museum Building, 209 Great South Road, Papakura, Auckland
Venue: Sir Edmund Hillary Library Papakura, Papakura, Auckland

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