Highlights Auckland New Zealand
- Auckland, with its international airport is gateway to all of New Zealand.
- Auckland’s multi-cultural population provides a colourful city which is influenced by Pacific, Asian, European and indigenous Maori culture.
- Discover the city’s spectacular setting on the clean Waitemata Harbour that results in Auckland being called the ‘City of Sails’.
- Auckland New Zealand has been rated the third most livable city in the world.
- Auckland’s water activity and sailing adventures are ready for you when you are.
Water Activities in Auckland
America’s Cup Sailing Experience
Our number one pick for a water activity in Auckland is to participate as crew on an actual America’s Cup yacht! Be part of a two-hour sale or three-hour Match Race. Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action while sailing the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.
The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting trophy and ultimate yachting regatta. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, our America’s Cup yachts offer the unique opportunity for everyone to participate sailing on these grand-prix racing machines.
Starts at: the Viaduct Harbour Auckland Central
Opening times: Office hours 8.30am-5.30pm, 7 days. Daily departures
Arts and Culture
Kura Gallery – Aotearoa Art + Design: Arts, Culture & Heritage in Central Auckland
The Kura Gallery – Aotearoa Art + Design in Auckland was established in 1998. Kura is a family owned and operated business. With art galleries in Auckland and Wellington, Kura represents both established and emerging Maori and New Zealand artists.
Driven by a passion for supporting the growth of Maori art and design. Kura is a licensed Toi Iho stockist – the mark of authentic Maori made arts and crafts. Kura features traditional and contemporary Maori carving, original artworks, innovative design, unique jewellery, furniture and genuine New Zealand pounamu/jade. Kura provides an international and national packaging and delivery service. Kura – presenting Maori and New Zealand art and design to the world
PWC Tower, 188 Quay Street (Lower Albert St)
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Monday – friday. 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday
Join the locals at the buzzing Auckland Night Markets, held at eight different locations across the region on different nights, for traditional street snacks and delicacies from around the world. Get a taste of authentic Māori, Pacific, Asian and Indian food.
Head to the Matakana Village Farmers’ Market on Saturdays to pick up artisan cheeses, Italian meats, organic chocolate, homemade chutneys, craft beer and other gourmet goodies. On Sundays, the Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market serves up fresh produce, pastries and baking, and the popular Coatesville Country Market, held on the first Sunday of every month, has around 100 stalls selling food, art, jewellery, home wares and clothing.