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  • City as viewed from Tamaki Dve
    City as viewed from Tamaki Dve
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    The Bridge
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    Dodgy shops on K rd
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  • 1. Kelly Tarltons Underwater World

    For different view of Southern Hemisphere life, make a point of visiting Antarctica while you're in Auckland. At Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World you can meet King and Gentoo...

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  • 2. Harbour Bridge & Marina

    The bridge is one of Aucklands key features around the harbour area and is visible from many places given its size. It's 15 stories high and at just over 1km long the 2nd longest road bridge in NZ...

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  • 3. Queen Street & Downtown

    Auckland now has a fine little pocket of restaurants around its waterfront and Viaduct Basin areas. Though not comparable to the great culinary capitals of the world, Auckland's restaurants may not...

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  • 4. Tamaki Drive

    Auckland is built on a narrow isthmus so is surrounded by water. As a consequence water sports are very popular here given the easy access to lots of great places. A view back to Auckland city from...

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  • 5. Mt Eden

    This is the extinct volcanic crater at Mt Eden. Besides being always pretty, grassy and green, since childhood I've always enjoyed the great view of Rangitoto (another volcano) and Auckland city and...

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  • 6. Parnell.

    New Zealand is a very young country therefore is not really reknown for it's old architecture. Some places in the South Island have some history, however Auckland has very few examples of old...

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  • 7. Auckland Museum and Domain

    The Wintergardens are located in the Auckland Domain, not far from Auckland Museum. The glass houses date back into the early twentieth century and although the plant collection is very modest, the...

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  • 8. City Beaches

    Auckland has lots of nice beaches, and this is one of the more picturesque. Takapuna used to be the main commercial area of the North Shore, but now it has become a trendy and very nice looking place...

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  • 9. Hauraki Gulf

    PHOTO: BEV AT THE HELM OF NZL 40, AN AMERICA'S CUP YACHT BUILT FOR THE 1995 AMERICA'S CUP AND BOUGHT BY A GROUP IN AUCKLAND. THEY HAVE TWO BOATS NZL 40 & NZL 41, WHICH THEY RACE AND TAKE PEOPLE OUT...

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  • 10. Skytower

    Auckland's Skytower is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of the city. Auckland is a city that is based on its interaction with the water, and from the skytower, you can see just how busy of a...

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  • 11. Local Life

    It's funny, most of my best childhood memories of Auckland and New Zealand revolve around food! As a child I absolutely loved Pinky Bars (strawberry marshmellow bar covered in caramel and then...

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  • 12. Flying visitors from Australia

    Keep your eyes open if you are interested in exotic birdlife!Auckland has a mild climate, therefore parrots - like the Australian rosellas pictured here - can...

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  • 13. Luggage Storage

    -Often people want to store their luggage for the day only, between flights or between a flight and the departure of a cruise ship. This has become increasingly...

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  • 14. National Flag of New Zealand

    Based on the British Blue Ensign (since New Zealand was a British colony), the New Zealand flag consists of the Union Flag in the upper hoist position, and the...

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  • 15. Electricity Must Know & Airport Tax

    ELECTRICITYLike Australia, New Zealand uses the oblique flat blades with ground plug.Voltage is 230V; Currency frequency is 50Hz.AIRPORT TAXNew Zealand Airports...

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  • 16. K' Road

    Karangahapi road is a bizzare spot to watch some of the weirder sights that Auckland has to offer. At night is has all sorts of stuff on show from every sort of...

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  • 17. Doctors / Pharmacies in Auckland

    1. DoctorsAuckland Metro Doctors. BNZ Tower, 125 Queen Street (off Swanson Street Walkway). Tel: 0508 306 306.2. Pharmaciesa) Downtown Pharmacy (Downtown...

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  • 18. leave your luggage at...

    For 2 NZ dollars you can leave your luggage for up to a day down in the "Discover NZ"" tourist office at 180 Quay street.It's very conveniently locatied, as...

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  • 19. Panoramic harbour views from Devonport.

    The views of Auckland and the Waitemata Harbour from Mount Victoria in Devonport, are, in my opinion, some of the best in Auckland. This is especially so on a...

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  • 20. Auckland City via Great Sights

    One option to see the city's major attractions is via a conducted tour like Great Sights.. once you book they pick u up form your hotel and then we gather at...

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  • 21. Special VT Meet.

    Usually my trips back home are hectic - catching up with family and also with old friends. My last visit was solely about seeing my parents but I did manage to...

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  • 22. Get great views from a ferry.

    I took this photo on 19 November, 2004 on the ferry home from Auckland after a one day course in the city (I don't actually work in town). You can see the...

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  • 23. Airport departure tax time-saving tip

    There are more sheep than people in New Zealand but don't be one of them. When paying your departure tax at the airport, don't line-up downstairs opposite check...

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  • 24. Chinese building

    I'm not exactly sure what this building is (though there is another red building very close by which is an Art Gallery) but I was really taken by it. It really...

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  • 25. Auckland's rare heritage buildings.

    The University of Auckland covers a huge tract of land on the eastern side of the central business district. During week days, over 20 000 students fill this...

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