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!
at a glance
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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When: Feb 22, 04:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Stadium Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Venue: Western Springs Stadium, Western Springs, Auckland
Play In the Park
When: Jan 25 to Mar 14, 02:00 PM to 04:45 PM
Where: 286 Mount Wellington Highway
Venue: The Cone at Sylvia Park, CBD, Auckland
Music In Parks: The Hits Kiwi Anthems
When: Feb 23, 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: Cascades Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland
Venue: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland
Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park Visit
When: Feb 23, 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: 2421 Kaipara Coast Highway, Makarau, Auckland
Venue: Gibbs Farm, Makarau, Auckland
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
When: Feb 27, 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 217 Greenlane Rd West, Epsom, Auckland
Venue: Logan Campbell Centre, Epsom, Auckland
When: Feb 28 to Feb 29, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Spark Arena, CBD, Auckland
Euro's The First Haul Lunch
When: Mar 5, 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: 22 Princes Wharf, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Euro Bar, CBD, Auckland
One Enchanted Night: Exclusive Launch
When: Mar 7 to Mar 8, 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, CBD, Auckland
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show
When: Feb 22, 08:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 145 Kitchener Rd, Milford, Auckland
Venue: The Hub Milford, Milford, Auckland
YHA Auckland City
This modern, recently refurbished backpacker hostel combines the excitement of the city with a safe and secure environment.
YHA Auckland International
A central, secure backpacker hostel in the heart of Auckland City with room options to suit all travel styles.
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.