Piha Beach in Auckland.

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Paris may be the city of love, but Auckland is the city of many lovers, according to its Māori name, Tāmaki Makaurau. Those lovers so desired this place that they fought over it for centuries.


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Things to Know

Follow these tips on health, safety, etiquette and the local language with this first-timer's guide to visiting Auckland.

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Best Neighborhoods

Auckland has lots to offer and it's worth venturing beyond the center to discover its neighborhoods. Here's our guide to the best of them.

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Day Trips

Experience local history, Māori culture, outdoor adventure, quality food and drink, and plenty more on these amazing day trips from Auckland.

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Money and Costs

How to visit Auckland, New Zealand when you haven't got an awful lot to spend.

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Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, with a jigsaw of different forms of transport. Here are the best ways to get around Auckland.

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Free Things to Do

Free concerts in parks, snorkel off the beach, cycle the city center and more: we have your best no- and low-cost activities in Auckland.

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Traveling with Kids

New Zealand’s biggest city feels suburban and offers active, affordable family days out by the bucket load. Here's how to visit with kids.

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