Spanning a vast area from Pakiri in the north to Bombay in the South – Auckland has everything from deserted islands to lush native bush, sheltered inshore waters to the wild Tasman Sea, and sophisticated city streets to backroad rural charm. On the following pages you’ll discover more about the different places to visit within the Auckland region and the experiences waiting to be discovered.

Auckland City

This is the heart of Auckland city, with a relaxed pacific vibe by day and a night time pulse shared by the inner-city suburbs that surround it.

Northern Bays

‘The Shore’ is home to the quintessential Auckland lifestyle - laid back, informal and with the sea as your constant companion.

North Auckland

Leave the buzz of the city behind but none of its sophistication. Rolling countryside, arts, wineries and beaches are just some of the gems found on a north Auckland day trip.

West Auckland

The west is wild. This is where the Tasman Sea's mighty surf pounds onto black volcanic sand. Moody, magnificent and deserving respect, check out our itineraries for a great Auckland day trip.

South Auckland

Manukau is a multicultural eye-opener. Meet people from across the Pacific and around the world. Auckland’s south is a place of complete contrasts.

East Auckland

The eastern bays are a magnet for boaties, wind and kite-surfers, anglers, kayakers and just about anyone taking a trip out on the Hauraki Gulf.

Waiheke Island

Waiheke is known as ‘the island of wine’ due to its large number of vineyards, some of which have a stellar international reputation.