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Auckland is situated on a narrow isthmus, surrounded by two harbours namely the Waitemata and the Manukau at the southern end of the Auckland Peninsula. It is the prime gateway to New Zealand and is the locus of commercial and the industrial activities of the country.
This alluring city is a harbour city of its own kind with spectacular views and breathtaking scenery. Its a perfect place to explore and experience the excitement and the unforgettable adventure of the islands and to experience the culture and sophistication of this world class city.
Being New Zealand's largest urban area, the city offers something to everyone from great beaches to beautiful harbours to breathtaking shopping places like Ponsonby Road for unique clothing, jewellery and furniture to great nightlife for the people. In short, Auckland is a destination packed with great spots to turn one’s vacation into a memorable extravaganza!

AucklandFact File
Country : New Zealand
Population : 1.2 million
Area : 16,140 sq km
Languages : English, Maori
Climate : Winter (June-September) :Warm westerly winds often make some winter days mild, but other days can be cold and very rainy. It never gets cold enough to snow (even frosts are rare). Average winter temperatures are around 58 F/13 C, though they can vary greatly.
Spring months are unpredictable when it can be wonderfully calm and sunny on one day and rainy and cold on the other. Summer (December-March) is the most consistent weather with average temperatures rising upto 75 F/24 C. Rains during summers are less frequent but still very common.
Official Currency : New Zealand Dollar (NZD); 1 NZD = 30.772 INR = 0.7074 US Dollar = 0.5822 Euro (subject to change).
Location : Auckland is located in the northern North Island, and stretches along the gap between the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. The are two beautiful harbours surrounding the city, Waitemata and Manukau, and water is within kilometres of everywhere.

Getting There
By Air : Auckland International Airport is located 21km (14 miles) south of central Auckland, in the suburb of Mangere. It is one of the two main international gateways to New Zealand – the other being Christchurch, on the South Island. Airbus provides an efficient service between the international terminal to the city centre. Besides this, regular shuttle taxi service which operates 24 hours for the convenience of the passengers.

Auckland Harbour
Getting Around
The Britomart Transport Centre provides a hub where one can access buses, trains and ferries as well as general transport information.
By Road : There is an excellent bus service called the Link, which travels around the interesting areas of the city centre.
By Train : The Tranz Metro train service has three routes running from Britomart station: one to Waitakere and two to Pukekohe. Other ways to move around the city are taxis, cycles and hired cars.
The city of has very good hotels to ensure a comfortable stay for the tourists. Mentioned below is a list of some of the hotels in the city:
5 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Hilton
Quay West Suites
Hotel Skycity Grand
4 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Crowne Plaza
Hotel Carlton
Hhotel Auckland City
3 star hotels in the city:
The Heritage
Hotel Hyatt Regency

Major Tourist attractions

Sky Tower : From here one can enjoy a spectacular view of the city of sails from high up, and can even opt for the fast route down by doing the Sky Jump!

Sky city Auckland : Auckland Museum This complex is adjacent to the Sky Tower and is the pulse of Auckland entertainment life, with beaming restaurants and free live entertainment for all.

Auckland Maritime Museum : This museum is a tribute to city of sails. One can steam around the Auckland harbour on board the historic steamer, the Puke.

Auckland Art Gallery (Toi o Tamaki) : A great collection collection which presents early works by European Settlers and modern art works.

Auckland Museum : Cultural heritage of the Maoris is the striking feature of the museum and is situated in one of Auckland’s amazing historic building.

Other Attractions
Auckland Zoo
Rawaka Experience Maori cultural show
Matakana Wine Coast Sheep World Farm and Nature Park
Hauraki Gulf Islands.

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