Auckland entices almost one and a half million overseas
visitors each year. It is the main gateway to New
Zealand and its largest city. The best way to get
a view over Auckland city is from the Waitemata Harbour. Passenger
ferries will take you to Devonport and the Hauraki Gulf islands
of Motutapu, Motuihe, Waiheke and Rangitoto.
Auckland is named the City of Sails because
of its association with round-the-world yacht races and the
America’s Cup. You can stroll down the main commercial
area, Queen Street, and enjoy leisurely shopping in arcades
and boutiques. Auckland contains about eight hundred restaurants,
covering the full spectrum of dishes from exotic Asian dishes
to Pacific Rim style cuisine - delicious.
If you are looking for a good hotel you can book Auckland Hotels here. There is a wide selection of hotels to choose from.
From Lower Queen Street, it’s a short
distance to finding yourself at the harbor front. At the Viaduct
Harbour are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy
food and drink after a stroll around.
Auckland City makes a good base for exploring
North Island scenic highlights and attractions such as Cape
Reinga, The Bay of Islands, Coromandel, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua