For most travelers Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand. From Europe or North America it can take up to two days to get to New Zealand's largest city.
Auckland lies between three natural harbours and is home to approximately 1.3 million people, about one third of New Zealand's entire population. Auckland is also the largest Polynesian city in the world.
The beauty and modernity of this interesting metropolis can be seen in every direction you want to look. Modern facilities and a great spirit make this an efficient and safe destination.
Immigrants from all over the world have settled in Auckland during the past decades making it the most cosmopolitan city in the country. Particularly during the 1950s many immigrants were attracted to this part of the world after WWII.
Auckland's original name is Tamaki Makau Rau, in Maori language that means the city of 100 lovers, because it has always been a place desired by all and conquered by many.
For those looking for adventure, Auckland is the place to be, with museums that display the best of Maori art work, gorgeous beaches to spend the afternoons, and great escapades within thirty minutes from the city center, to practice the most extreme sports under the sun. You'll always find several options to enjoy your stay in Auckland.
Auckland's night life is an amazing experience, boasting hundreds of places to choose from. Bars and restaurants are open late during the weekends and there is an extensive array of options to suit everyone's budget and desires.
Also, Auckland is regularly voted one of the most liveable cities in the world, and it's easy to see why, New Zealand is a young country with an unbeatable spirit and a wide spread care for nature. In fact the government is so concerned about keeping things natural that started a plan that will render New Zealand produce completely organic by the year 2020.
The best way to enjoy Auckland and New Zealand is Your Way. So start packing and come down to enjoy this great city and get to know this incredibly nature-loving country.
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