Auckland is one of New Zealand's oldest and most historic cities, and also its largest and most populous. It also serves as one of the most important tourist hubs of the country. Situated by 2 large harbours, this vibrant city combines natural beauty and city flamboyance, drawing in visitors for leisure and business alike all year round.
Auckland has a plethora of activities and attractions on offer for the every kind of traveller, leaving you lost as to where to begin your magical journey in this wondrous city. It is world-renowned for being home to a number of volcanoes, islands and mountains. To add to its beauty, the city is dotted with beautiful green parks, gardens, and lakes. You can head to one of the numerous viewpoints around the city for a divine view of the delightful combination of natural scenery with the gorgeous modern buildings and skyscrapers, making Auckland’s cityscape a treat to the eye. With New Zealand’s reputation for adrenaline activities, Auckland is a hub for adventure sports. Due to the proximity to the water and the massive harbours, the city is known worldwide for its love affair with boats and the ocean, So much so it is called the 'City of Sails' and has dominated the America's Cup in recent years. This deep relationship is well captured in the Maritime Museum of Auckland, which is just one of the several museums in the city, dedicated to the fields of art, national and natural history, and even plant and animal history.
Auckland also offers a great assortment of adventure activities, the most famous being the bungy jump from the harbour bridge and the incredibly tall Sky Tower. The same two places also provide quite stunning vantage points of the city. Go for a stroll down at the Auckland Domain or at the Albert Park to relax and absorb the natural beauty of the city. The city is site for various cultural events throughout the year, like the Auckland Festival, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and the New Zealand International Film Festival to name just a few. So get your gear on and head off to Auckland for a satisfying vacation!
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