Discover the ‘City of Sails’, where sailing is an institution and the Hauraki Gulf is one of the world’s finest boating playground. Auckland is the perfect location to begin a honeymoon in New Zealand.
Auckland is an easy city to explore on foot with a range of walks that enable you to explore the city on more than 500km of city and parkland walking tracks; don’t miss the 81ha Auckland Domain.
Auckland offers a wide range of active pursuits.
Discover charming Devonport and cruise the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – one of the world’s finest boating playgrounds. Take a harbour cruise to the volcanic island of Rangitoto, one of the most popular islands in the Hauraki Gulf and the largest volcanic cone in Auckland – just a 30-minute ride away. Or head over to scenic Waiheke Island.
Climb to the top of the 328m-high Skytower for the best views over the city, visit Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World for a close encounter with sharks and penguins, and at the Auckland Museum, admire Maori and Pacific Island artefacts before watching a live cultural performance.
Check out the locals along the bar-lined Viaduct Basin or wander fashionable Ponsonby or genteel Parnell for a range of bars and fine restaurants that offer different cuisines from French, Thai, Italian and Japanese as well as traditional Kiwi fare and Pacific delicacies.
Or dine alfresco on the waterfront: enjoy rare vintages from New Zealand’s top vineyards as you savour fresh Clevedon rock oysters or Northland scallops at Sails Restaurant, where every table looks out over thousands of yachts in Westhaven marina or try a delicious bouillabaisse of fresh green lipped mussels, clams, calamari, prawns and crab at Cin Cin on Quay’s, overlooking Auckland’s harbour.
Auckland offers honeymoon couples a variety of shopping experiences from designer labels on Queen Street along Vulcan Lane and in High Street to chic boutiques in Parnell or Ponsonby. Don't miss the Polynesian art along the K Road, Otara market and Victoria Park Market.
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The best time to visit Auckland is anytime. Auckland enjoys a warm temperate climate with changeable weather and all four seasons but no extremes of temperature.
For the best weather visit during the summer months of December, January, February and March when the days are warm averaging a high of 24°C (75°F).
Due to its coastal position on New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland receives quite high levels of rain year round.
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Auckland offers a wide range of honeymoon accommodation options to suit all budgets. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotels in Auckland at TripAdvisor.
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, and acts as the major gateway to the rest of the country.
It is located on a narrow strip of land, flanked on the east side by the Waitemata Harbour, which reaches into the heart of the city, and on the west side by the shallow Manukau Harbour, which leads out into the Tasman Sea.
New Zealand's primary airport, Auckland International Airport is serviced by many of the world's major airlines, as well as numerous trans-Tasman and local airlines.
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Latest update: Auckland Honeymoon: 22 March, 2019
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