“City of Sails”
Guide To Auckland, discover the best attractions and Best Hotels in Auckland – The gateway to New Zealand.
Very few visitors manage to avoid a few days stay in the “City of Sails” – So what can you do in Auckland?
Just as Auckland is the gateway to your New Zealand holiday, it is also the home to a number of excellent attractions both close to the city or a short drive or boat ride away.
If you are not a city person and you came to New Zealand for natural beauty and open spaces away from the crowds, then this travel guide to Auckland will suit you just fine.
Guide To Auckland
- Charter a yacht there are many charter boats available in Auckland, Sailing on the Hauraki Gulf, is a great way of sightseeing the many Islands scattered around the stunning Auckland Harbour.
- Fishing charters join one of the many Auckland Harbour fishing charters, you will be certain to catch enough Snapper for your dinner.
- Take a Public Ferry to nearby Islands visit and enjoy the easy walk to the top of Rangitoto Island a now dormant volcano, or drop into the trendy Waiheke Island, at Waiheke you can enjoy the excellent white sand beaches relax in a cafe or visit one of the many Waiheke Boutique Wineries; Sun, Sea, Good food and Wine a wonderfully relaxing day out for all. For more information on the ferry sailing times and costs, check out these websites… www.fullers.co.nz or www.360discovery.co.nz
- Enjoy the many safe swimming beaches close to Auckland city like Takapuna beach on the North Shore, Cheltenham beach in Devonport, or on the city side of the harbour visit the highly acclaimed Mission Bay, if you are more adventurous and have the time travel to the Wild West Coast to experience the rugged surf beaches such as Muriwai, Piha or Kare Kare.
- Kare Kare Beach is where the “piano on the beach” scene in Jane Campions’ movie “Piano” was shot, our West Coast is famous for two things black sand beaches and excellent surfing along its wild coastline, there are also many well-marked short walks though be aware if you choose to get in the water!
- Dangerous tidal rips along this coast are legendary. A sensible level of caution with a high level of swimming experience is required if you plan to surf or swim outside of the patrolled areas’.
- Auckland Bridge Climb Climb the harbour bridge a unique activity not too many people have the opportunity to climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge – legally, so don’t miss your chance to experience the Auckland Bridge Climb.
Video Guide To Auckland
Or if you are feeling lucky the Auckland Casino is a good option for testing your luck & gambling skills.