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Auckland Travel Guide


Known in Maori as Tamika Makau Rau, the city of Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand. Known as the city of sails due to the popularity of sailing, Auckland is considered to have an excellent climate and was ranked 4th in the world by the Mercer Quality of Living Index.

Before the European colonisation of New Zealand there were numerous indigenous Maori people inhabiting the region. Colonisation brought a substantial European presence to this area but the city of Auckland is a multicultural city with numerous inhabitants from all over the world. One of the most famous sights in Auckland is the Sky Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

Auckland is a city known for its sports. Auckland is home to the Blues all union rugby team. There are also several locations around the city where rugby and cricket are played. Auckland will be hosting the 2011 at Eden Stadium the home of the All Blacks rugby team and Black Caps cricket team.


New Zealand is famous for its wine and the regions surrounding Auckland offer visitors to experience some of the oldest wineries in New Zealand. Auckland is also famous for the variety of Pacific Rim dishes that are available in many eateries within the city. There are numerous cultural landmarks and museums in Auckland including the Auckland War Museum, Auckland’s Museum of Transportation and Technology and the New Zealand National Maritime Museum.

To learn more about the sights and landmarks of Auckland please read this free guide.


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