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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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activities

events

Wu-Tang Clan New Zealand Tour
Wu-Tang Clan New Zealand Tour

When: Dec 14, 06:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Henderson, Auckland

Slayer with special guests Anthrax
Slayer with special guests Anthrax

When: Mar 15, 07:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Venue: Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland

SKYCITY Christmas Wonderland
SKYCITY Christmas Wonderland

When: Nov 24 to Dec 25, 04:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 90 Federal Street, CBD, Auckland
Venue: SKYCITY Auckland Main Plaza, CBD, Auckland

Highlife New Years Eve
Highlife New Years Eve

When: Dec 31 to Jan 1, 06:00 PM to 02:00 AM
Where: 2 Queen St, Northcote, Auckland
Venue: The Wharf, Northcote, Auckland

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers

When: Mar 8 to Mar 9, 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland

Christmas Wonder Park 2018
Christmas Wonder Park 2018

When: Dec 15, 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: 163 Chapel Road, Flat Bush, Auckland
Venue: Barry Curtis Park, Flat Bush, Auckland

Christmas Lights at MOTAT
Christmas Lights at MOTAT

When: Dec 13 to Dec 24, 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Venue: MOTAT (Museum of Transport & Technology), Western Springs, Auckland

Wondergarden - New Year's Eve Festival
Wondergarden - New Year's Eve Festival

When: Dec 31 to Jan 1, 02:00 PM to 01:00 AM
Where: Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Silo Park, CBD, Auckland

Disney's Aladdin - The Musical
Disney's Aladdin - The Musical

When: Jan 3 to Feb 10, 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Civic, CBD, Auckland

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

When: Jan 12 to Jan 13, 10:00 AM to 05:45 PM
Where: 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Henderson, Auckland

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