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Auckland panorama at sunrise.

City at a Glance

Auckland, New Zealand
Location Northern part of North Island
City type Metropolis
Population 1.7 million
Official language(s) English
Climate Mild marine
Average temperatures January: 66° F, July: 59° F
Landscape Urban, plateau, rainforest
Factoid Auckland has more than 50 dormant volcanos within its city limits.

About Auckland

On a sliver of land between bays and inlets, Auckland is an ocean lover's dream. The City of Sails combines urban living with a healthy dose of nature, including beaches, volcanic fields, and verdant parks. Aucklandians take their sports seriously, both watching and participating. With a high number of international students as well as the largest Polynesian population in the world, the multicultural metropolis is an invigorating and inviting place to live.

Where is Auckland

-36.8484597, 174.7633315

What to do in Auckland

  • Sea Life Aquarium: Hop in a shark cage for the experience of a lifetime, visit waddling penguins and sea turtles, and watch some 2,000 sea creatures glide through the water.
  • Piha Beach: Walk along the scenic black-sand surf beach and into the lush native forest in the surrounding area. 
  • Sky Tower: Climb up the tower to get the best panoramic view of Auckland.
  • Mount Eden volcanic peak: Hike or walk up the city's highest natural summit to a view of Hauraki Gulf, bright green hills, and the city at large. 
  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki: Tour the galleries, take workshops on the creative arts, and get a dose of after-hours culture at concerts and performances.

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