About Auckland

Here is what the latest edition of the Lonely Planet New Zealand writes about Auckland:

Why Go?

Paris may be the city of love, but Auckland is the city of many lovers, according to its Maori name, Tamaki Makaurau. Those lovers so desired this place that they fought over it for centuries.

It's hard to imagine a more geographically blessed city. lts two harbours frame a narrow isthmus punctuated by volcanic cones and surrounded by fertile farmland. From any of its numerous vantage points you'll be astounded by how close the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean come to kissing and forming a new island.

As a result, water's never far away - whether it's the ruggedly beautiful west-coast surf beaches or the glistening Hauraki Gulf with its myriad islands. And within an hour's drive from the high-rise heart of the city there are dense tracts of rainforest, thermal springs, wineries and wildlife reserves. No wonder Auckland's rated as offering the third-best quality of life of any major city.

(From: Lonely Planet New Zealand, 16th edition, 2012)

A glimpse of downtown Auckland

Naturally, we quite agree. Auckland is a lovely city and its visitor experiences are rated very highly. If you would like more information about Auckland and what it has to offer, here are some resources for you:

Ferry terminal, Waiheke Island

We (along with all other Aucklanders) look forward to seeing you in December.