Although Auckland is not the official capital, it is the social and commercial capital of New Zealand, not to mention the most populated city. Auckland sits at the top of the North Island and is surrounded by harbours, volcanoes and a gulf of islands. It has a refreshingly relaxed and sociable atmosphere and as far as Auckland nightlife goes, there is something going on every night of the week. In terms of sight seeing, there is a lot to see and do in the centre but it is also easy to escape the hub of the city centre and find beaches, volcanoes and islands that would not be found near your average city.

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One Tree Hill Auckland

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One Tree Hill Auckland

Surely everyones heard of the many volcanos that surround the Auckland area. In total there are 48 volcanic cones to choose from and they are really worth visiting because they

Auckland Adventure Jet

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Auckland Adventure Jet

Looking for an awesome way to experience Auckland harbour with some mates? Auckland Adventure Jet has just the answer, hop aboard for a spin around the harbour in their supercharged

SkyJump Auckland (SkyTower)

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SkyJump Auckland (SkyTower)

I never thought that I would be the one standing at the top of the highest building in the southern hemisphere about to step off. The only thoughts going through

Magic Broomstick Tours, Devonport

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Magic Broomstick Tours, Devonport

Until a couple of weeks ago the only way I knew how to experience a Segway was by watching a Youtube clip of a monkey riding a Segway and the knowledge that

Auckland Skytower | Sky City

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Auckland Skytower | Sky City

If you have ever ventured from your nest and made it as far as Auckland, New Zealand, the one thing that will have undoubtedly stuck in your memory is the

Auckland Bridge Climb AJ Hackett

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Auckland Bridge Climb AJ Hackett

Am I gonna shit myself? Am I gonna go through with it? Am I gonna throw up and dive into my own vomit? These were the questions popping up in my

Karangahape Road Auckland

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Karangahape Road Auckland

So you have been in Auckland City for about a week, you've checked out the nightlife, the shopping, the waterfront and the islands. You think you have seen it all!

Top 5 Places to get Pizza in Auckland

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Top 5 Places to get Pizza in Auckland

Seriously, who doesn't like Pizza? In Auckland there are Pizza places aplenty to satisfy your cravings but where are the top 5 places in Auckland to get pizza? Pizza is

See a Kiwi Bird in New Zealand

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See a Kiwi Bird in New Zealand

A question we often get at reception of Nomads Fat Camel or here at the Mad Travel Shop in Auckland is where can I see a kiwi in NZ? You

Top Ten Regional Park Day Trips in Auckland

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Top Ten Regional Park Day Trips in Auckland

Unknown to many international travellers that grace the shores of Auckland, there are now over 25 regional parks in the greater Auckland area that offer world class golden sandy beaches,

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