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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

Auckland Diwali Festival 2018
Auckland Diwali Festival 2018

When: Oct 20 to Oct 21, 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Aotea Square, CBD, Auckland

North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2019
North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2019

When: Feb 9, 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland
Venue: The Hunting Lodge, Waimauku, Auckland

Fomo By Night
Fomo By Night

When: Jan 9, 05:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

Hospice Long Lunch
Hospice Long Lunch

When: Oct 28, 11:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland
Venue: Alexandra Park Raceway, Epsom, 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

Auckland Brick Show – NZ’s Largest LEGO® Fan Display
Auckland Brick Show – NZ’s Largest LEGO® Fan Display

When: Nov 3 to Nov 4, 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Where: Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Venue: Eventfinda Stadium (formerly NSEC), Wairau Valley, Auckland

So Pop
So Pop

When: Feb 5, 04:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

Auckland Diwali Festival at EMC + Chalk It Up Competition
Auckland Diwali Festival at EMC + Chalk It Up Competition

When: Oct 19, 09:00 AM to 02:45 PM
Where: Cnr High St & Freyberg Plce, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Ellen Melville Centre, CBD, Auckland

The Merchants of Bollywood
The Merchants of Bollywood

When: Oct 19 to Oct 21, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Civic, CBD, Auckland

Rhys Darby: Mystic Time Bird
Rhys Darby: Mystic Time Bird

When: Oct 16 to Oct 18, 07:20 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland

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