Auckland New Zealand

Written by Eva Stelzer. Posted in New Zealand, North Island

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)
Auckland Central

Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Monday – friday. 11am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday


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