"Auckland Region" Top 5 Page for this destination Auckland Region by worldkiwi

Auckland Region Travel Guide: 1,447 reviews and 3,124 photos

Auckland Region is home to well over 1.4 million people and is mainly the urban sprawl of Auckland... hence the name.
In 2010, Auckland's four city councils, three district councils, and the over-arching regional council were merged into one "super' city council. Very logical, but for some reason I can't quite fathom, not so popular with the average Aucklander. Anyway, although the Auckland Region still exists geo-politically, Auckland City and Auckland Region are now, for all intents and purposes, ONE thing in 2013 (as I write this). So, check out this page and my Auckland page for advice and my views of my home city.

A vibrant region.

Auckland has about a third of New Zealand's population and is also the most cosmopolitan place in the country. You'll be able to experience a range of cultural influences ranging from Pacific markets to the finest mediterranean cuisine.
To the north and west of the urban areas are well regarded wineries and vineyards. You can sit in an olive grove and sip fine wine accompanied by delicious and original food. If you want to you can hit the city's nightclubs, cruise to a range of beautiful islands in the Hauraki Gulf, get lost in dense native bush (forest/woods), or lounge on a sandy beach.
Auckland Region has something for everyone!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:New Zealand's most cosmopolitan region.
  • Cons:A poor public transport network outside the city centre.
  • In a nutshell:Something for everyone!
  • Intro Updated Mar 23, 2013
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  • fishandchips's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 9:23 PM

    Thanks for dropping by my CHCH page. Enjoyed your Auck region info. PM me if you are coming down & have a VT meet. Cheers, Guy

  • flying_dolphin7's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2005 at 11:48 PM

    i like your page there's many nice photos.. NZ & Venice the place i always wanna go.. Hope to see more photos from ya..

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2005 at 10:41 AM

    Incredible scenery! Great Pix and tips. Certainly a wish of mine to visit all of New Zealand!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2005 at 5:59 AM

    one day, i'll get down under to see the stunning scenery ;-))) and enjoy Lamb on the spit ;-p

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 1:36 PM

    Happy happy birthday to you!!!

  • vtveen's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 12:56 PM

    Great picture of Piha beach !!!

  • allikat's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2004 at 8:20 PM

    Tawharanui...wheres that exactly? It looks beautiful. Guess I shall get me a map and go check it out! Great pics!

  • iris2002's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2004 at 2:36 AM

    FANTASTIC SHOTS... now I am CERTAIN I am on the wrong half of the hemisphere.....sigh!

  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2004 at 10:14 PM

    Beautiful beach photos.

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2003 at 9:17 AM

    What a lovely place and great pics. Well done.

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