- Boating and Sailing Aucklanders are crazy about boating. Get on the water surrounding the "City of Sails" on a commuter ferry, a sailboat, or a racing yacht.
- Cuisine and Café Culture Auckland has some of the country's finest restaurants, as well as little bistro bars, noodle houses, and vibrant neighborhood eateries and cafés.
- Year-Round Golf Frank Nobilo's hometown has more than 20 golf courses, from informal to challenging championship level. Most have stunning scenery, and the Muriwai Golf Club is close to a great surf beach.
- Gorgeous Beaches The West Coast's black-sand beaches attract surfers from around the world; the safest swimming is on the East Coast. Takapuna Beach and Mission Bay are good places to swim but are very crowded on a sunny day. Remember to swim between the flags and slap on the sunscreen.
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