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Waitakere Ranges »

A 40 minute drive from Auckland reveals a different world, where surf crashes onto black-sand beaches and tramping tracks hug the rugged, wind-whipped coastline. Auckland's "wild west" is home to some of the most spectacular natural assets on the North Island, which can be experienced on the full-day Bush and... more »

Hauraki Gulf »

There's a reason Auckland is known as the "City of Sails": with the beautiful Hauraki Gulf right on their doorstep, locals and visitors can't seem to get enough of this aquatic playground. The Gulf is generously speckled with emerald islands from the sizeable Great Barrier Island, guarding Auckland from the... more »

Sky Tower »

Sitting atop the 24-hour SkyCity casino and entertainment complex in Auckland's city centre, the Sky Tower ascends like a needle into the sky. At 28m high, this steel and concrete tower is the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere and its three circular observation levels offer panoramic views of the... more »

Waiheke Island »

Jump on the ferry from Auckland and in half an hour you could be on Waiheke Island – a favourite nature escape for locals where wine country meets beach-lined coast in the heart of the Hauraki Gulf. With just under 100 square kilometres of native bushland hugging quaint seaside towns,... more »

Rangitoto Island »

Formed by volcanic eruptions around 600 years ago, Rangitoto Island is the newest in the Hauraki Gulf island group situated around 8km northeast from Auckland, and is considered a natural icon of the capital city. The large circular island is connected to Mototapu Island by a causeway but can only... more »