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Auckland Travel Guide

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  • Photo: ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock
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Plan Your Auckland Vacation

Auckland is called the City of Sails, and visitors flying in will see why. On the East Coast is the Waitemata Harbour—a Māori word meaning sparkling waters—which is bordered by the Hauraki Gulf, an aquatic playground peppered with small islands where many Aucklanders can be found "mucking around in boats."

Top Reasons To Go

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

When To Go

When to Go

Auckland's weather can be unpredictable, but don't let that put you off. There is always something to do whatever the weather. The warmest months ...

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