Auckland, New Zealand, is a city built on the water. It has a fantastic harbour and is often given the nickname of the city of sails. Bungee jumping is available off the Auckland Harbour Bridge, with panoramic views available from the Sky Tower for the less adventurous. Air New Zealand fly from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Auckland, with an average flight time of around 12 hours.
Auckland is situated on a narrow strip of land,
flanked by two magnificent harbours to the east and west. The
shallow Manukau Harbour opens out to the Tasman Sea to the west,
while the Waitemata Harbour lies at the heart of the city centre
and is Auckland's deepwater port. It has a vibrant waterfront that
has flourished with the successful hosting of the 2002/2003
America's Cup, the international yachting event of the year, and
the trendy restaurants and waterside cafes are a constant hive of
Hauraki Gulf Islands Auckland
The Hauraki Gulf is studded with numerous
islands such as Rangitoto, Waiheke and Great Barrier Island and
those close to the mainland make a good day trip.
Sky Tower Auckland
The Sky Tower, at 1,076ft (328m), is the
tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere and has unforgettable
views over the city, the harbour and the gulf islands.
Bay of Islands Auckland
The Bay of Islands is famous for its
beautiful coastal scenery and it is one of North Island's major
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