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Nature has created countless destinations with full of beauty. Auckland is one urban area New Zealand located near North Island. Auckland is biggest and most populous urban area in the country. It has heavily populated area with approx 1,400,000 residents, though its 32 % of the New Zealand populace. However, the Auckland is most populated but still people are friendly and local administration is maintaining the city for tourism as well.

Attaining to Auckland is beneficial as visitors can also enjoy the Waiwera tourist place located in north side, Kumeu in northwest direction, and Runciman in south side of Auckland. The city lies among the Pacific Ocean’s Hauraki Gulf in east, Hunua Ranges in south-east, Manukau Harbor in south-west, and Waitakere Ranges in west to north-west directions of Auckland. The harbor and Ocean Pacific areas are close to Auckland so travelers can enjoy the chilled sea beaches by reaching closest locations.

A list provided by MQLS (Mercer Quality of Living Survey) center expresses the value of Auckland as the city is placed on 3rd position of world quality living.

Auckland is full of holiday destinations like water events, cruising, Marine Park (Hauraki Gulf), and many islands.

Major attraction spots of Auckland:
Spending time on cruise or luxury yacht could be a best time for anybody. Auckland is having yacht and cruise journey to dissimilar places near city. Charter yacht is best for those who know sailing. Meeting marine mammals could be diverse experience for visitors. People love watching bottlenose dolphins, whales and orca should reach Auckland as their Dolphin Explorer is world famous.

Auckland Central: the area is popular as modern city located within the range of natural volcanoes. This is must visit place as there are countless small islands, bush and beaches.

Great Barrier Island: next is popular Barrier Island turned as most demanding place of Auckland. This is the large island with average populace. Best to watch on island is forests, bays and beaches.

Helensville: nature itself develops different and amazing places and Helensville is one of them. Here travelers can enjoy hot swim. Refreshing self is possible at Helensville.

The same way there are countless places like Kawau Island, Orewa, Piha, Pukekohe, Waiheke Island, Warkworth, Rotoroa Island, Auckland's volcanic cones, Long Bay - Okura Marine Reserve, Devonport and North Head, West Coast Beaches, Shakespeare Regional Park, coast to coast walk, Wenderholm Park, Tamaki Drive & Beaches, Hunua Ranges, Auckland Domain, Miranda foreshore, Te Matuku Marine Reserve, Waitakere Ranges, North Shore beaches, Botanic Gardens, MMMR (Motu Manawa Marine Reserve), Waitemata Harbor, OPMR (Okakari Point Marine Reserve), Muriwai Gannet Colony, Parnell Historic Walk, Awhitu Peninsula, Long Bay Regional Park, Tawharanui Regional Park, Waiheke Island, Kawau Island, Mangawhai, Great Barrier Island, Motuihe Island, Rangitoto Island, Tiritiri Matangi, Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium, SkyWalk, Rainbow’s End Theme Park Ltd, Amazing Maze ‘n Maize, Auckland Ghost Tours, Cuesta Alpacas, Fullers Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer, Crystal Mountain Limited, and many more.

Auckland is full of adventurous spots which mean travelers can make their vacations special by attending such spots. Here voyagers can do adventure, rappelling / abseiling, Bungee jump, Canyoning, Caving, Climbing, Hunting, Jet boating, Off-road driving, hang gliding and Paragliding, Parasailing, Rafting, and Skydiving.

The air activities of Auckland are also popular such as Glider planes, Hot air ballooning, and Scenic flights. People love art and culture can go to Arts & crafts centers, and Galleries. Heritage lovers can refer to Literature & films areas, Maori culture, Museums, Performing art stadiums, Photography and events.

New Zealand is most prominent for wine and food. Visitors must not miss Food and wine in Auckland. As there are forests in Auckland nature lovers can visit the wildlife areas to enjoy bird watching, dolphin shows, Farms, Gardens, Horse riding, Penguins watching, Seals, and Whale watching.

Few world heritage sites in Auckland are geothermal and Volcano, zoos and safari parks. For sports there are Cycling, Golf, Motorcycling, Mountain biking, Rugby, and some more events conducted by administration.

Auckland is close to Ocean Pacific so travelers can enjoy snow activities like Heli Skiing  Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snowshoeing. Water activities in Auckland include Boat cruises, Diving, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, Surfing, Wind Surfing, and Kite Surfing.

Few more activities that voyagers entertainment are Casinos, Hot pools, health spas, Shopping malls, Theme and leisure parks, Urban and Scenic attractions.

Journey to Auckland is possible through various ways. Local people are mostly using their private vehicles as main transport though rental vehicles are available for visitors. State buses are limited so visitors must check the transportation methods before planning to any place in Auckland. City is having only 2% trains and a ferry for different places, hence preplanning is important for Auckland visitors. Bus services are limited in Auckland due to isthmus even the late night bus services are also less.

However, trains for south, west and south-east direction of Auckland are available in frequent level. Few big projects were started in 2007 to improve the transportation of Auckland but still the city is facing problem with public transportation.

Other modes: journey to Auckland through water is more convenient because of largest ports of the country are located at Auckland. Outbound and Inbound New Zealand trade transports are through Auckland ports. The largest port is located at northeast side of Auckland. Freight usually arrives at or is distributed from the port via road, though the port facilities also have rail access.

Attaining to Auckland By Air:
Auckland International Airport is linked to many big cities, though airport is smaller in size but still all terminals of airport are all time busy. Flights for Australia are available from Auckland though South Pacific airport is directly connected to USA, Asia and Santiago.

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