Auckland Travel Guide


Photo of Auckland Photo: Coromandel Tourism

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."


Auckland Hotels

As New Zealand's gateway city, Auckland has most of the large international chain hotels, as well as plenty of comfortable... read more


Auckland Restaurants

Princes Wharf and adjoining Viaduct Quay, an easy stroll from the city's major thoroughfare, Queen Street, offer dozens of... read more


Auckland Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Auckland

    Boating and Sailing: Aucklanders are crazy about boating. Get on the water surrounding the "City of Sails" on a commuter ferry, a... Read more

  • Snacking in Auckland

    New Zealand is no place to deny yourself: the freshest ingredients, simple preparations, and excellent bakeries and cafés abound. While... Read more

  • Auckland Designers

    From frilly frocks to sleek housewares to whimsical togs for kids, Auckland's designers pepper neighborhood shops with special creations... Read more

  • America's Cup

    The uninitiated will be hard-pressed to avoid talk of Auckland's regattas and races, and inevitably, of the America's Cup. The history of... Read more

  • Rugby Madness

    Rugby evolved out of soccer in 19th-century Britain. It was born at the elitist English school of Rugby, where in 1823 a schoolboy by the... Read more

  • Kelly Tarlton

    "Diver, dreamer, explorer, inventor, instigator, worker, storyteller, father, a man who linked us all with his love of the sea." This... Read more

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