The majestic "City of Sails" is surrounded by water, which defines its sparkling appeal. The magnificent harbour is reminiscent of other famous waterside cities, but with its own unique charm. The site of the 2000 & 2003 America’s Cup, Auckland has a rich maritime history, shaping their identity as a seafaring nation. Auckland is relatively small geographically, which makes it a pleasure to explore on foot and with its dynamic population the city has more of a cosmopolitan, sophisticated feel to it and with an easy, friendly atmosphere.
||New Zealand Dollar (NZD) = 100 cents
||Police, Fire and Ambulance
||The New Zealand Herald,
National Business Review,
Sunday Star Times
||Typical hours for shops are 9am-6pm weekdays, with an earlier closing on weekends but many shops stay open late on Thursday and Friday. Banks
general opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am-4.30pm.
||The Auckland Visitor Information Center
Skycity atrium, Crn of Victoria and Federal Streets
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm
+64 9 365 9918