Auckland is the economic hub of New Zealand and New Zealands largest city. Most New Zealand holidays begin here, being at the nothernmost point of NZ on the North Island. Many holidaymakers then move down to Hamilton, Wellington then to the South Island to Christchurch, Dunedin, and across to Milford Sound. Auckland itself however has much to offer, with the city's nightlife and stunning natural scenery and volcanic islands going hand in hand to make the city one of the worlds most diverse tourist destinations.
Haurkai Gulf comprises of 47 islands just off the Auckland coastline, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations, with Waiheke island the most popular.
For a little more action, why not try the viewing deck off Skytower, or for the more adventurous, try the Skywalk.
Hotels and apartments in Auckland are readily available, most located in the city itself, with easy access to many of Aucklands tourist attractions and islands.