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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. Auckland is relatively small geographically, which makes it a pleasure to explore on foot. It has a dynamic population that makes it a cosmopolitan, sophisticated city, with an easy, friendly and comfortable feel to it.


Population 1.3 million
Currency New Zealand Dollar (NZD) = 100 cents
Opening hours Typical hours for shops are 9am-6pm weekdays, with an earlier closing on weekends.
Newspapers The New Zealand Herald,
The Independent,
National Business Review,
Sunday News,
Sunday Star Times
Emergency numbers Police, Fire and Ambulance
Tourist information The Auckland Visitor Information Center
Skycity atrium, Crn of Victoria and Federal Streets
Opening hours: 8am-8pm every day
+64 9 363 7182