Auckland Travel Guide

Chris Gin

Since the first Maori landed on her shores soon followed by the Europeans, Auckland has become an harmonious harbour-side mosaic of culture. She is the world's largest Polynesian city, a friendly meeting place for the people of the South Pacific.

Where to Go in Auckland


Takapuna Beach Holiday Park

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22 The Promenade

Camping and cabins right on the beach

Bastion Point

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Tamaki Drive

Look out over the Gulf

The Foodstore

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Market Square

A unique dining experience on the Viaduct

Café Cezanne Night Cafe

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296 Ponsonby Road

Ponsonby archetype

Auckland Blog Posts


Where to Rent Skiing Gear in Auckland
With freshly powdered volcanoes only a few hours' drive away, some people prefer to organise their ski and snowboard rental here in Auckland before setting off. To maximise your time on the slopes, this is a great idea. But, where to go? Presumably you will be hiring a car to get down to Tongariro. This... Read more

How to see a Kiwi in New Zealand
Something that many travellers to New Zealand want to see is a kiwi bird. The fact is that these little guys are shy, nocturnal and endangered. But it's not just difficult for visitors to catch a glimpse of kiwis, many local people have never even seen one and, rarer still is the New Zealander who has... Read more

Friday Photo: Jump Menu
  Yeah, you won't get me to tie a bit of string to my ankles and jump off a bridge but, hey, I'm sure some of you visitors to New Zealand would like to know what your options are. This photo was taken in Taupo, about a four hour drive from Auckland and a good place to go for the weekend... Read more

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