A third of New Zealand’s population lives in Auckland - an ever-expanding city with two superb harbours and a thriving waterfront. Known as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the number of yachts frequenting its harbours, the city’s high-rise buildings are interspersed with green-lawned squares, and its cultural diversity creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Getting around Auckland is easy. Buses are one of the most popular forms of transport and you can get them almost anywhere in the city. Alternatively you can use pedal power and hire a bike. There are dedicated cycle lanes for large sections of the city and you must remember to wear a helmet, it’s against the law not to! You can also hop aboard a water taxi for a visit to one of the many islands off the coast.