Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland is a city and metropolitan area in New Zealand. It is situated on the North Island on a narrow finger of land joining the northern peninsula. It is the largest and most populated city in the country. This is one of only few cities in the world that has harbours on two different bodies of water. Manukau Harbour is on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour is on the Pacific Ocean.
Most major international corporations doing business in New Zealand have office space Auckland, the economic capital of the nation. The Auckland Central Business District is home to many financial and business service companies. Queen Street in this district has the most expensive office buildings in the area and it is used for parades, marches and other political, cultural, or sporting events. Along with High Street this is the main retail district in the city and is where Smith & Caughey’s department store has a its flagship branch.
Entertainment And Dining Out
A unique experience starting in Auckland is the Overlander. This train makes a 681 km (423 mile) journey in 12 hours from the Britomart Transport Centre at the north end of Queen Street in central Auckland to central Wellington. The journey takes you along the length of the North Island. Throughout the trip you will see coastline, volcanoes and mountains, green farm pastures, and dense New Zealand bush. Dining options in Auckland include One Tree Grill, a restaurant that is consistently rated one of the top eateries in the city. They specialise in contemporary New Zealand and Pacific Rim cuisine in a stylish setting.
Auckland has its own major airport that is close to the city centre and easily accessed via a selection of public transport options including shuttles services. Flights out of Auckland Airport allow speedy travel to domestic locations, with international services connecting the country to the USA, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Within the city there are a variety of ways to get around including buses, trains, ferries, taxis, or hiring your own car.