North Island, New Zealand
Auckland is a beautiful, un-hurried harbour city located on the narrowest point of the North Island of New Zealand, and is a great place to base yourself to explore the surrounding attractions. You are never far from the water in Auckland, from the surf beaches of the west coast to the tranquil waters and holiday islands of the gulf.
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Auckland is known as the "City of Sails" and has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world. The city has hosted two Americas Cup events and all along the harbour you can enjoy sumptuous dining while enjoying spectacular views. The city has a vibrant Polynesian community and there are many opportunities to explore Maori food and culture.
Enjoy a cruise of the harbour on a luxury yacht or motorboat, or charter you own yacht. For the ultimate sailing experience, you can even sail aboard a genuine America's Cup racing yacht and learn the ropes from the crew. Auckland's Dolphin Explorer runs daily eco-safaris of the harbour, or take the ferry across to Devonport and enjoy some boutique shopping and a gourmet lunch. Auckland punches above its weight when it comes to night-life, with numerous precincts buzzing with restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Mission Beach and The Viaduct are two of the most popular spots. There are also a number of attractions for thrill-seekers, such as bungy jumping off the Auckland harbour bridge, buzzing around the harbour on a high-speed jet boat or canyoning down waterfalls in the nearby wilderness area.
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Accommodation in Auckland is plentiful and attractive, with many properties boasting water views. Auckland's climate is mostly temperate, however it can be quite humid in the summer months of December to February. Please search for our favourite accommodations in Auckland to find current availability and get the best room rates from over 100 booking sources: