Auckland is New Zealand's biggest
city and its economic powerhouse.
Stretching from the wild, expansive
west coast and the Tasman Sea, to the white sand beaches of the
Pacific Ocean in the east, the Auckland region is a marine
playground, a gateway to other parts of New Zealand, and a centre
for commerce, entertainment and education.
Maori were the first sailors to settle here close to 1,000 years
ago. In 1840, British colonial settlement saw Auckland chosen as
New Zealand's first capital.
Highlights of a tour to
- The 328m Sky Tower, the Southern
Hemisphere's tallest building
- Eden Park Stadium - the first
venue for two RWC Finals
- Kelly Tarltons Underwater
- Auckland Harbour
- Training with Coaches from
- World Class Indoor Go Karting
- Tickets to Super 15 & Four
Nations Matches at Eden Park
The city of Auckland is based on a
narrow strip of land between the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours,
surrounded by hilly ranges and dormant volcano cones. Just off
shore lie Waiheke and Rangitoto Islands; two of New Zealand's top
getaway destinations, just a short ferry ride from the city.