New Zealand’s Māori tribe calls Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau, which means ‘the maiden sought by a hundred lovers’ with respect to its splendid natural wonders. Considering the diverse activities it offers to all kinds of travellers, Auckland is an especially unique holiday destination.
Accessible by kayak or ferry, Rangitoto is situated near the modern metropolis. Volcanic caves, lava fields, and World War II bunkers, and the famed summit views of the entire city are some of the highlights of Rangitoto and the neighbouring island of Motutapu.
Near the city but a world away, this island is famous for its wineries and also boasts stunning white sandy beaches. Probably that’s why it has been named one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit for the year 2016.
Also known as the K’ Road, it is the heart of Auckland city. A lively shopping scene, distinctive cafés and bars, landmark structures, hip-hop and rock concerts, and funky bars and art galleries, this road has it all.
Being the highest natural point in Auckland, it presents you with jaw-dropping brilliant views of the city and also has significant historical value as it was a fort of the Māori tribe.
Man’s answer to Mount Eden, Sky Tower is a must-see place in Auckland. One can choose to bungee-jump 192 metres off the Sky Tower at 85 km an hour or observe the city up to 80 km in every direction from a height of 328 metres. With ace casinos, grand dining, and amazing gaming activities at its entertainment complex, Sky Tower truly raises the bar.
Pasifika Festival 2017
On 25th and 26th March 2017, this free entry event will treat you and your family to a world of terrific experiences. Pulsating yet peaceful, you can enjoy an amazing eat and shop experience against the background of the Pasifika Festival celebrations.
Beaches of the Greater Auckland Area
Coast beaches, City beaches, or Island beaches, Auckland has them all and water activities like sailing are synonymous to walking here. The ‘City of Sails’ has shimmering white sandy beaches as well as captivating black sandy beaches such as Muriwai and Piha. Besides, there are the world famous Island beaches of Onera and Great Barrier. Also, there are swimming spots on the Mission Bay, Kohimarama, and Stanley Bay. For an adventurous experience, check out surfing spots on the Piha, Muriwai, and Bethells.