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Auckland Travel Guide

Auckland Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Auckland? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


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 sailboat...


City of Sails

Walking along the boat-lined docks of Waitemata Harbour, it’s clear why they call Auckland the City of Sails. Residents revel in taking out...


Snacking in Auckland

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


Volcanoes in Auckland

Auckland is built on and around 48 volcanoes, and the tops provide sweeping views of the city. Mt. Eden. This is the highest volcano on the...


Kelly Tarlton

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

Sports & Activities

Rugby in New Zealand

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 name...

Sports & Activities

America's Cup Sailing Race

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 this...

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