Auckland’s lush landscape, stunning skyline, and temperate climate make it an important part of a New Zealand vacation.
The city is home to many notable museums, one of them being the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
, housed in an impressive landmark building in the heart of the city. Like any modern metropolis, Auckland features many more cultural attractions as well as unique destinations like Kelly Tarlton’s
, where visitors can experience an exciting aquatic adventure in the Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World.
Auckland is intensely multicultural, and there are more Polynesians living here than anywhere else in the world. New Zealand's indigenous Maori are also strongly represented in Auckland and vestiges of Maori culture are evident all over the city.
Travelers looking to escape the city center will find quiet cottages along the coast of Auckland in the western suburbs. While here, charter one of the many sailboats lining the harbor and explore dozens the many offshore islands. Takapuna Beach
is a great destination outside the city, great for swimming and shopping.
Auckland is served by Auckland International Airport
, and hotels close to the airport are especially convenient for business and short-term travelers.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Auckland are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.