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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 89%
    Local Culture
  • 85%
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  • 73%
    Foodies
  • 73%
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  • 73%
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  • 55%
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  • 55%
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    3 Feb 04, 2014

    Most of the population of New Zealand live in and around the city of Auckland but New Zealand is not known for its cities. I spent about a week in Auckland total on three different stops. It's a cute little city to spend a day or two in but I wouldn't concentrate a trip to NZ in the city.

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  • Auckland
    Ann Isabelle (@aifnyc)
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    5 Oct 24, 2013

    Auckland is a busy modern city with an amazing array of things to do, see and experience. Stunning natural beauty mixes well with the sophistication of 21st century urban hub.

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  • Auckland
    Gerard Keyes
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    5 Mar 09, 2013

    Only spent 2 nights here while passing through. Such a shame I didn't get to spend any longer here. Friendly locals and 2 great nights spent in the bars down by the waterfront.

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  • AucklandPro 2014
    Albert Qian
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    5 Feb 15, 2013

    This is the biggest city in all of New Zealand with 1.5 million people. Home to the University of Auckland, AUT as well as museums and cultural centres this is the place to go. As it's not representative of the whole country do make your way out to the country where things are more beautiful!

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  • Auckland
    Camy
    4 Dec 15, 2012

    Auckland City is on New Zealand's North Island. We visited close to Christmas season so the CBD has Christmas decorations and Christmas lights on the evening adding to the charm of the city. The city feels most like a major town centre than a major capital because it is relaxed and tranquil. So what are the best things to do whilst in Auckland? I think visiting the various Islands such as Waiheke, Rangitoto which are within 1hr ferry ride from Auckland for day trips. Spending an afternoon and evening walking on the Viaduct as the sun sets, exploring the CBD one night and try different cuisines such as Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Moroccan. Grab a drink or two at the wharf side pubs. Or go sailing on the harbour on a day with good weather. There is definitely more to Auckland than meets the eye, you just have to make the most of your experience and stay at this relaxed city.

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    The Northernist
    3 Oct 25, 2012

    Auckland is a sprawling, modern city. The central business district feels generically urban, but a few neighbourhoods are worth exploring like Ponsonby and Parnell. Get the ferry to Devonport for great views across Auckland harbor or take a day trip out to Waiheke Island.

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  • Auckland
    Kim Walton
    5 Sep 13, 2012

    Loved it, beautiful country! Really nice people and lots of amazing places to check out ! Land of Bungee jumping so exciting !!!

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    Raven Skye
    5 Aug 23, 2012

    In auckland ( where i live) you can visit the tourist attractions such as the sky tower etc.... i love how auckland is soo small nd yet it seems huge!

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    Jeff Jung
    5 Aug 20, 2012

    Not everyone's favorite part of New Zealand. But, I really liked it. Spend some time on the sail boats at the harbor.

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    Liav Leshem
    4 Aug 03, 2012

    Like every big city its big , but this not just a great gate to new-Zealand it is a fun city to be. lots of thing to do and lots of thing to see. they time we last been there there where a food festival and new party in the Park.

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    Dianna Morris
    4 Jul 15, 2012

    Adam and I went to Auckland NZ to collect my perspective spouse visa in 2002. We stayed for a week in June. There are things to do that are not very expensive and we luckily stayed in a good area with in walking distance of the CBD. The Sky Tower was across the street. It was thanks to Auckland I first tried Starbuck's Coffee which is quite funny considering I am from the states but there was no Starbuck's where I was from.

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    Gramma Robinson
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Another great city. Had dinner in the tower which rotates so that you can see the whole city and it is lovely at night.

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  • Auckland
    Craig Bond
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Went in 2001 and really enjoyed my time there. Friendly people and fun too. Would like to return with the family some day.
    The Sky Tower is a must as it provides great views and the best bit about it is the glass panels in the floor that you can walk on. Can be a bit of an odd feeling when standing on them though.

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    Edi Tarigan
    5 Jun 21, 2014

    Love this city... I was living there for almost 4 years.. I did enjoy my stay... Both kids were born in this city.

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    Tory K
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    We enjoyed wandering to the city center, lots of fun shops and restaurants. Several nice parks along the waterfront to get out for a picnic as well.

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    Deidre Shand
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Auckland's my home town in New Zealand and I love it for everything! That's why it's on my passport because I've been across the Tasman sea a few times!!!

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    Jenifer Poole
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Big place Auckland, regarding the CBD though plenty of coffee shops great place for people watching, stayed in the Heritage hotel which is a lovely hotel. The Sky Tower is brill especially the casino (not that I did any gambling) interesting watching other people lose their money! :-)

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    Shane aka Kau Kau Hotel
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Polynesia's biggest city. I love the city of sails. Many people will tell you to leave right away to explore the rest of NZ. But if you have time, there are many lovely spots near Auckland. No wonder this is one of the world's most live-able cities. I want to live here too! Check out the turquoise of the marina water. Its as if this place was in the Caribbean.

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  • Auckland
    Brett Atkinson
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Hometown for the semi-finals and final - (1) check out the city's Pacific culture at Saturday morning's Otara market, (2) take a Maori-themed daytrip with Mohio Tours, (3) head north to Matakana for great vineyards, the Farmers Market and the excellent Leigh Sawmill Restaurant and Microbrewery, (4) go canyoning in the forests and waterfalls of the west coast with Canyonz, (5) check out Al Brown's new restaurant Depot Eatery, (6) spend a night in the bars and restaurants of Kingsland, (7) Paddle a kayak across the harbour to Rangitoto island with Ferg's Kayaks

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    Lydia M
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    5 Nov 15, 2013

    Ofcourse trip to New Zealand is never complete without visiting this place!

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Situated on an isthmus, bordered with two harbours and on top of a volcanic field, which is still partially active, Auckland has nevertheless been judged one of the world’s most livable cities. What’s a little lava when you can turn it into main street? There is a large immigrant and ex-pat population alongside the native Maori people, whose language was named a second official language of New ... read more
Zealand after English. A large number of yachts grace the two harbours while the city itself is dotted with volcanic cones upon which cows and sheep graze, while humans can hike to the stop for a lovely view. Auckland is said to be at its best in the early morning, when the air is calm and the vibe peaceful, while art galleries, parks, sport (rugby and cricket are both popular) are all accessible to the residents in this affordable, approachable city.

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