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.
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.
‘The Shore’ is home to the quintessential Auckland lifestyle - laid back, informal and with the sea as your constant companion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The jewel in Auckland’s crown has to be the Hauraki Gulf. Crystal waters and emerald islands - the city seems a million miles away.
Waiheke is known as ‘the island of wine’ due to its large number of vineyards, some of which have a stellar international reputation.
Defining the limit of the Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier Island is one of the most tranquil and unspoilt places you’ll ever find.