Auckland The City of Sails
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, home to 1.3 million people. It is vibrant, blending European, South Pacific and Asian cultures with an indigenous Maori heritage. Auckland’s abundant natural beauty is diverse; from the islands of the Hauraki Gulf to the pohutukawa-lined golden shores of the Pacific to the black sands of the Tasman sea.
Ancient rainforests cover the Waitakere Ranges, and the cones of the citys 48 dormant volcanoes provide unique city parks. Sparkling waters surround the isthmus upon which Auckland has grown providing a playground for sailing, parasailing, surfing, fishing, dolphin and whale watching.
Auckland is blessed with a sunny climate with average daytime temperatures ranging between 14C and 24C. The business district, Sky Tower, museums, art galleries, Viaduct Harbour (base of the Americas Cup), fabulous shops, movie theatres, performing arts venues, world class restaurants, cafes and bars are all to be found in central Auckland.
All of this goes to earn Auckland a lifestyle that is ranked amongst the highest in the world.
Sourced from Expedia October 2014