Placed in the North island of New Zealand, Auckland city is a remarkable place to visit. It is a medium-sized city of 1.5 million people and has won different prizes as being among the top 10 most liveable cities in the globe.
In terms of its natural beauty for the visitors, Auckland has it all positioned between the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, it has 2 charming harbours – Manukau harbour on the west and the Hauraki Gulf on the east.
Because of its coastal nature, Auckland has some superb beaches that permit you to swim from December through to May. Further, you can catch a ferry that can take you on 30 – 40 minute boat tour to any one of a number of islands spread around the Hauraki Gulf, one of which is Waiheke Island. You will be capable to view the many sailing boats of every different description – it is no surprise that Auckland is known as the city of sails and is now becoming known as the boat-building capital of globe.
Auckland has also many recreational reserves and parks for you to enjoy as a visitor, such as Cornwall Park in the middle of the city – a three hundred acre farm-park that is pleasure to walk or picnic in, and if you climb to the peak of the One Tree Hill, you will rewarded with amazing view of the Hauraki Gulf.
As a visitor, there are a number of coastal reserves for you to visit, such as Omana at Maraeti, Long Bay, Army Bay on the Whangaporoa Peninsula, Wenderholm, and Duders Reserve at Whiteford. There are very famous for families – a remarkable place to escape from the city. Then there is the Waitakare Range, a big area of native bush on the western side of the city that is remarkable if you are into tramping.
In Auckland, Kelly Tarlton Sea life Aquarium is one of the special aquariums in the globe. The aquarium has 360-foot glass tunnel where you can see over 1,800 species of sea life. The shark exhibit is very famous in this place. The sharks are only kept for a little time then are released back into their natural habitats.
The Museum of Transport and Technology is another famous place to spend the full day. The aviation section has some of the most popular aircraft in history. There are amazing displays of technology, automobiles and busses. A wonderful gift shop and café make a visit complete.