You don't have to be full of local knowledge to have an incredible time in Auckland, but you should have an idea about a few basic details before you go.
This city lies about 310 miles (499 kilometers) north of the national capital, Wellington, and 16 miles (26 kilometers) northwest of Takanini.
There are around 420,000 locals that reside in this corner of North Island.
Iconic attractions can look fantastic online, but there's nothing like gazing at them yourself. When you're in Auckland, be sure to visit Mt. Eden and the University of Auckland — they're guaranteed to impress!
Avid sightseers should visit the Auckland Zoo and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. After more things to do in this action-packed city? Auckland Town Hall and Queen Street Shopping District won't let you down.
We're all wild about our feathered and furry friends, but how about getting to hang out with those who can be a tad more slimy and scaly? You can encounter some of the intriguing inhabitants of the marine world at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. Want some more options? Would you like to while away a few hours in a lush, green oasis? Make your way to Auckland Domain. But that's not all. Used as a house of public worship and quiet prayer, St. Patrick's Cathedral is a notable theological structure. That said, you don't need to be the God-fearing type to stop by this peaceful place.
Put your seat in the upright position, stow your tray table and prepare to explore Auckland! Once the wheels hit the tarmac at Auckland International Airport (AKL), the happening main streets will be just 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the north from here.
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