Boats, beaches and and bountiful produce
New Zealand’s most vibrant, bustling and multicultural city, Auckland’s landscape is dominated by volcanic hills, bays, beaches and boats. An Auckland holiday will introduce you to the delights of the aptly-nicknamed ‘City of Sails’.
Known for its twin harbours of Waitemata, on the Pacific Ocean, and Manukau, on the Tasman Sea, the city has more boats per capita than anywhere in the world. Away from the waterfront, attractions include the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the iconic Sky Tower, the tallest structure of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
It’s easy to get out of the city and explore further during you holiday in Auckland too. Nearby Waiheke Island is home to award-winning wines and tasty local food. Places like beautiful Cathedral Cove offer rugged gorges covered in rainforest and Pohutukawa-fringed beaches. A region rich in history, it’s home to a thriving population of artists and craftspeople. With 400km of coastline, The Coromandel is perfect for a beach-hopping holiday. It’s rustic, laid back and unspoilt. You can charter a boat in Mercury Bay, go mountain biking or explore gold rush history before unwinding at one of the area’s top-class restaurants.