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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

Royal Easter Show
Royal Easter Show

When: Apr 18 to Apr 22, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland
Venue: ASB Showgrounds, Epsom, Auckland

The Amazing Maze N Maize Giant Easter Eggstravaganza 2019
The Amazing Maze N Maize Giant Easter Eggstravaganza 2019

When: Apr 19 to Apr 22, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: 833 Kingseat Rd, Karaka, Auckland
Venue: Amazing Maze 'n Maize, Karaka, Auckland

The Great SKYCITY Easter Egg Hunt
The Great SKYCITY Easter Egg Hunt

When: Apr 8 to Apr 30, 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
Where: 90 Federal Street, CBD, Auckland
Venue: SKYCITY Auckland Main Plaza, CBD, Auckland

Waterworld Lake Pupuke
Waterworld Lake Pupuke

When: Apr 17 to Apr 22, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Pierce Rd, Milford, Auckland
Venue: Sylvan Park, Milford, Auckland

Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Egg Hunts

When: Apr 19 to Apr 22, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: 10a Kerwyn Avenue, East Tamaki, East Tamaki, Auckland
Venue: Bounce & Beyond, East Tamaki, Auckland

Kids Go Free
Kids Go Free

When: Apr 13 to Apr 28, 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Where: 90 Federal Street, CBD, Auckland
Venue: SKYCITY Auckland Main Plaza, CBD, Auckland

Sinarella
Sinarella

When: Apr 18 to Apr 27, 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: Corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland
Venue: Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Mangere, Auckland

Easter at Auckland Fish Market
Easter at Auckland Fish Market

When: Apr 13 to Apr 30, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: Jellicoe St, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Auckland Fish Market, CBD, Auckland

Peppa Pig Easter Hunt
Peppa Pig Easter Hunt

When: Apr 10 to Apr 23, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 32 St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers, Auckland
Venue: St Heliers Library, St Heliers, Auckland

Auckland Fried Chicken Festival
Auckland Fried Chicken Festival

When: May 18 to May 19, 11:30 AM to 09:00 PM
Where: Queens Wharf, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Shed 10, CBD, Auckland

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