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About Auckland, North Island of New Zealand
|Auckland is New Zealandís largest and most accessible city. With a population of over one million people and home to the country's main international airport, the thriving cosmopolitan city is the heart of entertainment.|
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Auckland is New Zealandís largest and most accessible city. With a population of over one million people and home to the country's main international airport, the thriving cosmopolitan city is the heart of entertainment.
City of Sails...
From upbeat nightlife venues to a variety of scenic attractions and exciting activities, Ďthe City of Sailsí offers a world of exploration for all to indulge in. White-sand swimming beaches border the coast to the east of the city and to the rugged west, wild surf beaches prevail. Venture through rich rolling farmland to explore surrounding coastal towns and rural countryside.
Surrounded by water...
Auckland is built within the isthmus of two harbours. To the west, Manukau Harbour flows into the Tasman Sea, while the Waitemata Harbour opens into the Hauraki Gulf on the east, spanned by the spectacular Harbour Bridge. The Hauraki Gulf is beautifully dotted with sailboats and various boat cruises operate to enable exploration of the Gulf and surrounding islands.
Volcanic cones throughout the city...
The city scope also extends over an ancient volcanic field, with over 40 volcanic vents and seven small but immediately visible extinct volcanoes on a neck of land only 1.5 kms wide at its narrowest. Aucklandís highest natural feature, Mount Eden stands 196 metres in height and provides panoramic views of the city and harbour.
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