Auckland is often called New Zealand’s commercial capital. But like the rest of the country, it is spoiled for its playgrounds too. A narrow isthmus divides the Pacific Ocean from the Tasman Sea, not far from Auckland International Airport. The closeness of the water means that for boaties, Auckland is a paradise for fishing or sailing, maybe water skiing or more quietly anchoring up in a secluded bay for a picnic.
Off the water the city hums with a changing smorgasbord of events and activities. One of the best places to check out what’s on offer is through the city’s official online guide – www.auckandnz.com - and start with the Top 50 Outstanding Adventures. It has links to local and regional maps.
Other useful links include: