Auckland, home to the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world, is the largest metropolitan area in the North Island of New Zealand. Cruise to Auckland and enjoy its many cultures, the strongest of which is European. While predominantly British and Irish, you will also find a strong Pacific Islander and Asian influence. Known as the “City of Sails” from its large sailing popularity, many locals own boats and many tourists sail over to explore the island. The city of Auckland spans over volcanic hills and is situated between the twin Waitemata and Manukau harbours. Auckland is also one of the few cities to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water. With such a vibrant and multicultural city, cruises to Auckland showcase many different cultural influences spread through the city.
- The Auckland Zoo has the largest collection of exotic and native animals in New Zealand.
- Walk along the well-formed Glenfern Trail which incorporates old growth forest with a swing bridge and a canopy of over 600 year old trees.
- Take in a panoramic view of Auckland from the 328-meter Sky Tower of SKYCITY Auckland.
- Auckland is known for some fantastic wines; tour one of their many vineyards such as Stonyridge Vineyard, Soljans Estate, Villa Maria Winery and Mudbrick Restaurant and Winery.