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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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events

DinoFest Auckland
DinoFest Auckland

When: Jan 2 to Jan 17, 10:15 AM to 04:30 PM
Where: Everglade Drive Entrance, Manurewa, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa, Auckland

Enchanted Christmas Show
Enchanted Christmas Show

When: Dec 4 to Dec 24, 07:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where: 100 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland
Venue: Ellerslie Racecourse, Remuera, Auckland

Every Brilliant Thing
Every Brilliant Thing

When: Nov 5 to Dec 6, 07:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Where: 283 Karangahape Rd, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Samoa House, CBD, Auckland

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Visit - Auckland Art Gallery
Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Visit - Auckland Art Gallery

When: Mar 28, 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: 2421 Kaipara Coast Highway, Makarau, Auckland
Venue: Gibbs Farm, Makarau, Auckland

King in the Ring 92III - The Super Cruiserweights
King in the Ring 92III - The Super Cruiserweights

When: Dec 5, 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Venue: Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland

I Love Takapuna Christmas Carnival
I Love Takapuna Christmas Carnival

When: Dec 5, 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Where: 38 Hurstmere Road, Long Bay, Auckland
Venue: 38 Hurstmere, Long Bay, Auckland

Smoke on the Coast 2020
Smoke on the Coast 2020

When: Dec 5 to Dec 6, 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Leigh Rd
Venue: Whangateau Holiday Park, Leigh, Leigh, Auckland

Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights

When: Dec 11 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

Franklin Road Christmas Lights 2020: CANCELLED
Franklin Road Christmas Lights 2020: CANCELLED

When: Dec 1, 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 1 Franklin Road
Venue: Franklin Road, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Christmas @ Holy Trinity
Christmas @ Holy Trinity

When: Dec 5, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Cnr Parnell Rd & St Stephen's Ave, Parnell, Auckland
Venue: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland

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YHA Rotorua

Located near a natural geothermal site, shops, restaurants and Lake Rotorua, this purpose-built backpacker hostel offers rooms for all types of travellers and spacious communal facilities.

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