Auckland Pocket Guide

Images Of Auckland

Enjoying a spectacular location between Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, and surrounded by and built on fifty extinct volcanoes, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the gateway to the country's North Island. It boasts a neat and compact city centre which doesn't require too much leg-stretching when checking out its sights, restaurants and bars. It is also home to some of the country's most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. In light of all this, it never forgets its history as it is rich in culture and home to the world's largest Polynesian population.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Auckland.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Auckland... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Auckland.

Auckland City Reviews

  • 50%


    Common city

    I passed only a few hours in Auckland. During this time I couldn't see anything special about it. The only attraction I recommend is the Sky Tower.

    Insider Tip:Sky Tower

  • 30%


    Not that special

    Auckland's a nice city, but there's not that much to do. A walk along the harbour is good, a visit to the Sky Tower as well.

    Insider Tip:Visit the sky tower when the sun is setting

  • 80%


    Great City!

    I stayed here 4 days which was enough time to explore the city. Just walking around is nice, good food and the tower is amazing!

    Insider Tip:Go on the tower at night!

  • 100%


    Love this place!!

    There's always something to do in this city! Whether your a party animal or like to relax its a great place to be!

    Insider Tip:Stay in PONSONBY, great area, can walk into the city! Accessible to everywhere!

  • 70%


    Bigger city in NZ but coming from London I wasn't too impress

    It's a very young city, just 175yo, so it's not fair to compare with other very much older big cities in the world.. it's nice, but don't spend here more than 2/3 days if your trip in NZ is one month long as mine was

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