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AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND

MANY MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB

Te Haerenga Walks – Rangitoto Motutapu Track © Todd Eyre Photography INSET: Cable Bay Vineyard © Chris McLennan/ATEED

MANY OF AUCKLAND’S VOLCANIC CONES MAKE FOR A FASCINATING AND REWARDING CLIMB, ESPECIALLY RANGITOTO ISLAND’S SUMMIT TRACK.

Auckland Central WHERE THE SHOW NEVER STOPS AUCKLAND IS HOME TO A THIRD OF NEW ZEALAND’S POPULATION, AND IT’S EASY TO SEE THE ATTRACTION.

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he cosmopolitan central business district boasts everything from modern fine dining and boutique shopping to immaculate heritage buildings and gardens, and it’s all framed by picture-perfect harbours, beautiful beaches and impressive volcanoes.

Auckland Lantern Festival © ATEED/Todd Eyre

The main feature that dominates Auckland’s landscape is the Sky Tower, the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere. Inside the tower you’ll find first-class restaurants and bars, a casino and a theatre. The viewing deck of the 328m-high structure gives the best views in the city.

Nearby Queen St lies at the commercial heart of the city, an area that stretches from the waterfront up to Karangahape Rd (K’ Rd). In this precinct you’ll be treated to great shopping, cafés, beautiful parks and photo-worthy buildings. The stylish inner-city suburbs of Parnell, Newmarket and Ponsonby are the places to go to eat, drink and shop til you drop. Getting out and about on the harbour is a must to complete your trip to the City of Sails. Learn to sail, take in the scenery on a dinner cruise or catch a ferry to Devonport or Waiheke Island.

RANGITOTO ISLAND

VOLCANIC Country THE AUCKLAND REGION IS BLESSED WITH MANY VANTAGE POINTS TO SOAK UP THE SIGHTS.

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uckland’s landscape is dotted with the cones of volcanoes that erupted comparatively recently in geological time, with the oldest (Auckland Domain’s Pukekawa) having erupted 140,000-150,000 years ago.

As there are about 50 extinct or dormant volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field, all within about 20km of the city centre, there’s no excuse not to go exploring. In fact, no visit to Auckland is complete without visiting at least one of these

volcanoes and among the most popular are: Rangitoto Island, Mt Eden, One Tree Hill and Mt Victoria. The volcanic cones were fortified in pre-European times.

MT EDEN

ONE TREE HILL

MT VICTORIA

Cornwall Park Visit MOTAT, an Auckland icon for 50 years

VISIT

PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM DOWNTOWN, AUCKLAND OR VIA THE AUCKLAND EXPLORER BUS

NEW ZEALAND’S

NATURAL

Cornwall Park is a breath of the countryside in the heart of Auckland, and is your park to explore and discover today. Come enjoy its nature, experience its working farm, play games on its open lawns, run or walk its paths, use the free BBQs with Visitlisten tranquil Cornwall Park, with your its fine specimen trees, friends, to the birds, or simply relax under favourite tree. It’s been part of Auckland’s landscape bird since 1903 it was gifted to Newpanoramic Zealanders byviews Sir John farm animals, life, after picnic spots and Logan Campbell and put into a trust that looks after it for you – and the generations Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill. to come.from Come the enjoysummit Cornwall of Park today!

TREASURES at

MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT AND TECHNOLOGY Great North Road And Meola Road | Western Springs | Auckland 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286) | motat.org.nz

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