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Visit New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland | Private jet charter

Located on New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is surrounded by two natural sea harbours and is the main travel hub for the country. Hiking, sailing, adventure sports, outstanding wildlife and an impressive arts scene await visitors.

Mount Eden

Only 4km from downtown Auckland, beautiful Mount Eden is a dormant volcano with 360-degree views of Auckland, including the Sky Tower, the surrounding area and distant mountain ranges. Its grassy crater is sacred to the Maoris as the volcano was once a Maori fortified settlement. There’s a 5.5-acre garden on Mount Eden’s slopes with rocks, waterfalls, native flora, fauna and birdlife. The village of Mount Eden is equally charming with a selection of galleries and restaurants.

Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery (Toi o Tamaki) is New Zealand’s most exciting visual arts experience. Take time to explore the four floors of exhibits, including traditional and contemporary international works, alongside an eclectic events calendar.

Devonport

Hop on the ferry for a ride across the bay to the Victorian seaside village of Devonport. At historic North Head you can explore the remains of a fort. There’s also a naval museum at Torpedo Bay. Housed in a 19th-century submarine mining station, its fascinating displays are a visual record of New Zealand’s naval history.

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

For the best island hopping, whale watching and water sports in the Auckland area, head to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf Marine National Park. Covering an area of 4000 km² of Pacific Ocean, the islands are easily reached by boat from Auckland harbour. Waiheke Island is the most populated and second-largest island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand – just 21.5km from Auckland’s main ferry terminal.

Sky Tower

Don’t miss the superb views over Auckland from this landmark 60-story tower. A glass-fronted lift takes visitors 328m to the top – the largest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere and part of the SkyCity Auckland casino. In addition to the panoramic views, visitors can bungee jump or enjoy a meal in the revolving restaurant.

Auckland Museum

Jump on the hop on/off bus to reach one of Auckland’s best museums showcasing New Zealand culture and history. The Auckland Museum is a memorial to those New Zealanders who served their country, as well as exhibits on Maori life. Visit the Cenotaph at the front of the museum and explore the extensive gardens.

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