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KIA ORA and welcome to Auckland, “Tamaki Makaurau” a name derived from the Maori name for Auckland, it is often translated as “Tamaki of a thousand lovers”, a reference to the fertile volcanic soil of Auckland and the positioning between two resource rich coasts.

Auckland, very often dubbed the “City of Sails” and often referred to as the “land of idyllic islands and rolling green hills”, is New Zealand’s largest City with an ever increasing population of over 1.5 million people. The city is a vibrant and modern and offers something for everyone.

Queen Street

Welcome to Auckland’s main strip whether it is shopping you are after or just a leisurely stroll, then do not miss Queen Street. Home to various souvenir stores, boutiques and department stores. A Cinema can also be found on Queen Street and is just a two block walk from the hotel. Check out the small alleys leading from Queen Street boasting great little cafés and restaurants offering mouth-watering cuisine and great tasting coffee. Queen Street has also become the home of high end boutique fashion featuring Prada, Christian Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton with many more to come.

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Mount Eden

A vibrant and funky Auckland suburb just a 45 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride from the central City here you will find Auckland’s highest natural point Mount Eden (Maungawhau) and is one of the regions 48 volcanic cones offering breath-taking 360 degree panoramic views of Auckland so make sure not to forget the camera. Afterwards relax in one of the many café’s or have a wander through the village’s art galleries or the gardens boasting 5.5 acres of award winning colourful plant collections and enjoy waterfall rock formations, resident native birds and fabulous city and harbour views.

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Auckland Museum

This landmark is located within the Auckland domain with panoramic views from the hilltop it sits on; the Museum offers something for everyone. It is where exciting stories are told of the New Zealand, the people, the pacific, flora, fauna and landforms of our unique islands are told within a memorial dedicated to those who fought and sacrificed their lives for our country. You will encounter exhibitions that will excite you with artistic legacy and cultures of the pacific people. See monumental carvings, buildings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori.

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Auckland Night Markets

Night markets have become a major part of Auckland life held six days a week at different locations around Auckland these markets have become popular amongst locals and visitors alike boasting over 200 stalls and 70 to 80 foods stalls offering different cuisines from around the world. There is also crafts, jewellery, clothing, fashion, toys and fresh produce available for purchase at one of the many vendors whom can be found here. A truly family oriented event with live entertainment, do not miss this while you visit Auckland.

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Take an underwater journey through the world famous Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium and discover a diverse collection of aquatic life up close.
See the world’s largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony display, the world’s biggest species of stingray and New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks. Journey through a unique Southern Ocean experience and marvel at our amazing new live jellyfish display and visit the magical Seahorse Kingdom where you’ll find the world’s only display of Spiny Sea Dragons, all this and much, much more.
For the adventurous there is the thrilling Shark Adventures, snorkel in their Shark Cage, or dive cage free with Shark Dive Xtreme.

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Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland.
There is plenty to see and do all year, including events, animal encounters, behind-the-scenes experiences and more!
The behind-the-scenes experiences are your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures! Imagine helping a keeper wash down an elephant, coming eye-to-eye with a tiger, or feeding lunch to a lemur.

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Viaduct & Wynyard Quarter

Once home to the America’s Cup Village the Viaduct harbour boasts vast areas of water front walkways and countless restaurants and cafes ranging from Seafood to Italian and has become the place to be seen. Just a 15 minute walk from the hotel you will find award winning restaurants like Euro and for the very best in seafood do not overlook Harbour side. The viaduct also offers a very lively night life atmosphere with live bands performing seven days a week at Danny Doolans. Stroll a little further over the new foot bridge and you will find yourself at the newly created Wynyard quarter, developed on a once industrial site this area is ever changing becoming a new oasis within the Auckland waterfront boasting a new park area and new seaside style restaurants and cafes, during the summer months check out the silo night market and outdoor cinema on Friday nights.

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Sky Tower – Sky City

At 324 meters it is the highest structure in the southern hemisphere and boasts panoramic views of Auckland and on fine days even the Coromandel Peninsula can be seen from one of two view decks. If you are after an adrenalin rush why not take a walk outside around the pergola with Skywalk or plunge yourself over the side with Skyjump a controlled free dive. If heights are not your cup of tea however Sky City’s entertainment complex will surely delight you boasting over 20 restaurants, cafés and bars. And if you are feeling lucky there is always the casino to keep you entertained (R20) boasting over 100 tables and 1600 gaming machines, all this is located just a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

Explore this gem located within the Viaduct Harbour learn about Kupe and the first Polynesians that landed on these islands and the first Europeans that made their treacherous voyage to the other side of the world. Discover the inspirational story of Sir Peter Blake and the stories that have shaped New Zealand as a seafaring nation. Along the way you may wish to try your luck at yachting design, relax in a kiwi style Bach, hoist the sails, hear cannon fire and batten down the hatches in the rocking cabin. And if you wish to get out on the water and experience some history take a cruise on the tall ship the Ted Ashby and lend a hand at sailing her while taking in the wonderful views of Auckland’s skyline.

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The largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, MOTAT, Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology, offers a fun, interactive, and educational experience. Explore the fascinating exhibitions covering the history and development of New Zealand transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity. Visit the original Pumphouse, wander through the historic village or ride the heritage tram to the Aviation Display Hall which houses one of the largest aviation collections in the Southern Hemisphere. Kids will enjoy the interactive examples and hands-on technology zone.

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Head to Mission Bay and discover a beautiful white-sand beach and a vibrant beachfront promenade lined with stylish but relaxed eateries.
Take a romantic stroll along the waterfront or bring the family down for a picnic. Just 15 minutes from the city centre, Mission Bay is Auckland’s most urban beach.

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