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    Auckland has new Zealand's largest population and is located near the top end of the North Island.
    It's population growth has been matched by soaring house prices and limited supply.

    New Zealand’s reputation for natural beauty is well known, but what you might not expect is the beauty that greets you in its cities. True to the rest of the country, Auckland is steeped in natural beauty, surrounded by volcanoes and soaring hills that welcome adventurers, and spread across vast swathes of land that allow natural beauty to poke it's head through sporadically, just to remind you where you are.

    Despite it’s natural beauty, the city of sails is surprisingly ill conceived. Architectural fans had best not leave the trendy Victorian and Edwardian corners of the city's heart, though not to go stare out over the harbor at least once during your trip would be a major loss. Despite it’s architectural problems, Auckland is an enjoyably cosmopolitan and lively city. Check out the clunky Skytower and finish off your tour of the city with that most modern of Kiwi traditions: a bungee jump off the side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

    Whale and dolphin tours take you out into one of the most diverse marine national parks in the world, where you can watch the sleek mammals flit around the bows of your cruiser. If you can’t get enough of the chilly waters, surf school, a cruise through the offshore ‘hole in the rock’ (4 hours away in Paihia) and a look at the rural scenes outside the city from the deck of a ship will draw you in, too.

    Be sure to visit Parnell Village, Auckland’s oldest suburb, and peruse the characteristic cafes. Soak up the gentle shape of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then climb to the heights of Mt. Eden for a striking view over the whole hilly expanse of the city.

    Geysers, overland train tours and spectacular mountain climbs are all within a quick day trip of the city, while you can spend your evenings exploring the multi-cultural restaurant scene, throwing down some chips at the casino or enjoying a local wine overlooking the harbor. Auckland is arguably more in tune with its natural surroundings than any other major city on earth, and gives a seductive taste of what the full on New Zealand experience has to offer.
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    • Sky Tower (Auckland)
      0.10 Km from Auckland
      The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere. It has become an iconic landmark in Auckland's skyline due to its height and unique design.
    • The Hits (New Zealand)
      0.22 Km from Auckland
      The Hits (formerly known as Classic Hits) is an adult contemporary music radio network, broadcasting to 25 markets across New Zealand. It was set up by Government broadcaster Radio New Zealand in 1993 by consolidating existing stations into a single brand and has been privately owned since 1996. The Hits has had the broadest broadcast reach of any radio network in the country since 1996, and is now available on 40 full-power FM frequencies and 18 iHeartRadio streams. Most of the individual stati...
    • Auckland CBD
      0.22 Km from Auckland
      The Auckland CBD (the Central Business District, sometimes referred to as 'Central City' or 'Downtown', and as the 'City Centre' in recent planning documents) is the geographical and economic heart of the Auckland metropolitan area. Bounded by several major motorways and by the harbour coastline in the north, it is surrounded further out by mostly suburban areas. It is one of the most densely built-up areas of New Zealand.
    • Auckland Civic Theatre
      0.30 Km from Auckland
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    • Auckland Art Gallery
      0.42 Km from Auckland
      Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the principal public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. It frequently hosts travelling international exhibitions. Set below the hilltop Albert Park in the central-city area of Auckland, the gallery was established in 1888 as the first permanent art gallery in New Zealand. The building originally housed the Auckland Art Gallery as well as the Auckland public library opening ...
    • Viaduct Basin
      0.62 Km from Auckland
      Viaduct Basin is now known as Viaduct Harbour (www.viaduct.co.nz). It is a former commercial harbour on the Auckland waterfront, now turned into a development of mostly upscale apartments, office space and restaurants. It is located on the site of a formerly run-down area of the Freemans Bay / Auckland CBD waterfront in Auckland City, New Zealand. As a centre of activity of the 2000 America's Cup hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the area enjoyed considerable popularity with locals...
    • Victoria Park, Auckland
      0.78 Km from Auckland
      Victoria Park is a park and sports ground in Auckland City, New Zealand, it was opened in 1905 and named after the late Queen who had died four years earlier. It lies on reclaimed bay land in Freemans Bay, a suburb directly west of the Auckland CBD. However, it does not have direct connection to the foreshore anymore, as the Western Reclamation and the Viaduct Basin quarter lie between it and the Waitemata Harbour. The bay started to be filled in as early as the 1870s although the bulk of the re...
    • Victoria Park Market
      0.83 Km from Auckland
      Victoria Park Market is a craft, souvenir and clothing market and retail complex in Auckland, New Zealand. It is housed in a former waste depot and incinerator complex. The Market is located in Freemans Bay and takes its name from the adjacent Victoria Park which was created in 1905 and named after the late Queen who had died four years earlier. As well as a foodcourt and a wide range of shops, the Market houses a museum dedicated to the history of the site, and a Celebrity Walk of Fame, opened ...
    • Freemans Bay
      1.15 Km from Auckland
      Freemans Bay is the name of a former bay and now inner city suburb of Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand. The bay has been filled in to a considerable extent, with the reclamation area now totally concealing the ancient shoreline. Historically a poor and often disreputable quarter, it is now a comparatively wealthy and desirable neighbourhood known for its mix of heritage homes and more recent single-dwelling houses, as well as for its two large parks.
    • Ponsonby, New Zealand
      2.24 Km from Auckland
      Ponsonby is an inner-city suburb of Auckland City located 2 km west of the Auckland CBD, in the North Island of New Zealand. The suburb is oriented along a ridge running north-south, which is followed by the main street of the suburb, Ponsonby Road. A predominantly upper-middle class residential suburb, Ponsonby today is also known in Auckland for its dining and shopping establishments – many restaurants, cafes, art galleries, up-market shops and nightclubs are located along Ponsonby Road. The b...

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 18.6 93.2 65.5 36.7
    Feb 19.2 116.3 66.6 45.8
    Mar 18 84.3 64.4 33.2
    Apr 15.8 117.8 60.4 46.4
    May 13.4 141.8 56.1 55.8
    Jun 11.3 155.3 52.3 61.1
    Jul 10.2 160.6 50.4 63.2
    Aug 10.8 129 51.4 50.8
    Sep 12.1 110.1 53.8 43.3
    Oct 13.9 116.9 57 46
    Nov 15.6 96 60.1 37.8
    Dec 17.2 94.2 63 37.1

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