Auckland, Beautiful City of Sails

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and main transport hub. The region is home to some 1.5 million people and and is also the largest Polynesian city in the world. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand,  a large and most diverse city.

New Zealand’s Auckland region is dotted with 48 volcanic cones, which provide spectacular panoramic views of the city and harbour. Many are surrounded by lush parkland, making them perfect picnic spots. Rangitoto Island,  just a 25 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, is the region’s most iconic volcano and a favourite day trip destination for visitors, hikers and bird watchers.

Magic Moments in Auckland

Sharing the Celebration of Jen’s 70th Birthday








Meeting Our Youngest Cousins, Oliver and Georgia








Revisiting Milford Beach and Rangitoto Island








Saying goodbye to the City of Sails on our way to the Airport – and Home







You can read about our days in Auckland here

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