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New Zealand's largest city is a thriving, modern metropolis, with a high rise CBD and dramatic skyline. It's a cultural hub for the country, with a multicultural population and a calendar full of live music, theater, and internationally renowned art shows. With a world class dining scene, lively nightlife, and a wide selection of shopping available; cosmopolitan Auckland has something for everyone.

Things to see

The Sky Tower stands over 1,000 feet tall, with its peak high above the city skyline, and when your glass fronted elevator gets to the top you'll be able to see up to 50 miles away on a clear day. Thrill seekers can enjoy the SkyWalk where you don a harness and walk around a rim at the top of the tower, or you can enjoy the thrill of the SkyJump where you zip down the wire. For a more sedate experience, simply book a table at the revolving restaurant, with 360 degree views over Auckland as you dine. If you want to experience the many cultures of Auckland, then a visit to the Auckland Performing Arts Centre is a great place to see live music from around the world, and this modern venue also hosts dance from different cultures, and challenging theater from emerging artists. On Auckland's North Shore, you'll find the sandy Takapuna Beach, with clear blue seas, mountain scenery, and great surfing. The beach is a great spot for fishing, with plenty of red snapper which you can catch and cook on a beach barbeque, or you can simply enjoy scuba diving and watching the stingrays swim by.

Hotels in Auckland

The city has an impressive selection of stylish, modern accommodation, so if you're looking for Auckland hotels you enjoy upmarket choices. These high rise 4 and 5 star hotels have plenty of extras, from free WiFi to parking, and continental or full breakfasts available. You'll be able to choose between several kinds of rooms and suites, many of which have views over the sparkling harbor, with rollaway beds and cribs for families traveling together. After a long day of sightseeing, you'll be able to enjoy facilities such as health clubs and a choice of restaurants, as well as services such as childcare and daily housekeeping.

Where to stay

Auckland CBD is the high rise heart of the city, with sleek skyscrapers overlooking the calm blue harbor. You'll find many major businesses and banks set in the area, as well as a few important historic sites such as Government House. It's a cultural hub, with cinemas and theaters set in the area, and you'll also find a lively bar and nightclub scene that keeps the city lit up all night long. Newmarket is a popular spot for shopping, with a large, modern mall, and older streets full of boutiques where you can pick up designer or vintage goods, and plenty of cafés where you can relax and watch the crowds of shoppers.

How to get to Auckland

Auckland Airport has flights across New Zealand, Australia, and Asia, and is one of the busiest airports in the country. It's just half an hour south of the CBD by car or taxi, or you can avoid the traffic by taking the local Airbus which has a direct service from the airport to Queen Street which takes about 45 minutes. Britomart Transport Centre is the major transport hub for the CBD, with services across the suburbs of the city, as well as journeys to Wellington on the KiwiRail Scenic. Many visitors arrive via the harbor, with ferries and cruise ships making stops here, and day trips available to the surrounding islands.

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