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NZ Bush Tip No. 6

Visit the Otago region in Autumn (late March) for the most spectacular display of fall colour.

 
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Auckland

Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand: a fast-growing city that's becoming more cultural and cosmopolitan by the day. Visiting Auckland is much more than a city experience. With its spectacular setting on the Hauraki Gulf, this is a place where you can wine and dine against a beautiful harbour backdrop, sail off to one of the many islands, play golf on an international course, relax on stunning sandy beaches, or go birdwatching in an ornithologist's paradise. This city has it all!

Must experience:

  • Visit Tiritiri Matangi Island, one of NZ's best wildlife sanctuaries
  • Take to the water and explore the Hauraki Gulf
  • See the America's Cup Village
  • Sample fine wines on Waiheke Island or out West
  • See the city from Sky Tower, Mount Eden or Mount Victoria
  • Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum and discover the Auckland Art Gallery
  • Learn about our nautical heritage at the Maritime Museum

Facts at a glance

  • Auckland is set on two harbours, 11 extinct volcanoes and is the gateway to 100s of small islands.
  • Between 1984 and 1994, volunteers on Tiritiri Matangi Island have planted between 250,000 and 300,000 trees.
  • In 1837, Waiheke Island was described as “shores bold and craggy and thickly timbered to the water's edge”, but by 1850 the best of her timber had been felled.
  • Little Barrier Island is a flora and fauna reserve, and one of few forest sanctuaries in New Zealand undisturbed by browsing animals.

Accommodation

Amerissit offers luxury accommodation with the emphasis on privacy, peace and tranquillity
Amerissit offers luxury accommodation with the emphasis on privacy, peace and tranquillity

The inner hills of Great Barrier Island provide ideal settings for tranquil relaxation and indulgent luxury
The inner hills of Great Barrier Island provide ideal settings for tranquil relaxation and indulgent luxury

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