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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

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Auckland has over 50 volcanoes!

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a ferry ride on the harbour

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activities

events

Playing it Strange Geldof v Fleetwood
Playing it Strange Geldof v Fleetwood

When: Sep 23, 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City, Auckland
Venue: Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland

FOMO 2020
FOMO 2020

When: Jan 15, 05:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Henderson, Auckland

Church Road TOM presents The Silo Door
Church Road TOM presents The Silo Door

When: Aug 22, 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Corner of Jellicoe and Beaumont Street, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Silo 6, CBD, Auckland

Bill Bryson - Observations on Life and the Human Body
Bill Bryson - Observations on Life and the Human Body

When: Sep 14, 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 50 Mayoral Drive, CBD, Auckland
Venue: ASB Theatre - Aotea Centre, CBD, Auckland

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream

When: Jul 20 to Aug 23, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland
Venue: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie, Auckland

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night

When: Jul 13 to Aug 25, 02:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland
Venue: Pop-up Globe Theatre, Ellerslie, Auckland

The Others Way Festival 2019
The Others Way Festival 2019

When: Aug 30, 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Karangahape Road, Newton, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Karangahape Road, CBD, Auckland

Church Road TOM presents The Silo Door
Church Road TOM presents The Silo Door

When: Aug 22, 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: Corner of Jellicoe and Beaumont Street, CBD, Auckland
Venue: Silo 6, CBD, Auckland

Auckland Allergy Free & Healthy Living Show 2019
Auckland Allergy Free & Healthy Living Show 2019

When: Aug 24 to Aug 25, 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Venue: Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland

The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon

When: Mar 6 to Mar 22, 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where: Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, CBD, Auckland
Venue: The Civic, CBD, Auckland

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