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Lower Auckland Central Business District:
Lower Auckland Central Business District in Auckland, New Zealand
Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is the largest city in the country. As of 2006, the census indicated the city had a population of 404,658. A large number of people also live in the metropolitan area surrounding Auckland, and as of 2007, the combined city/metropolitan population was estimated at 1,329,900, which is over a quarter of the New Zealand's entire population.

The central area of Auckland occupies a narrow isthmus, less than 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) wide at its narrowest point, that lies betwen Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea, and Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, the city one of only a handful in the world to have harbors on two separate bodies of water. Both of these harbors are partially crossed by bridges - the most spectacular of these bridges is Auckland Harbour Bridge which crosses Waitemata Harbour, just to the West of the Auckland Central Business District.

The tallest and most recognizable building in Auckland is the Sky Tower. This is an observation and telecommunications tower located in the city's business district. The tower, which attracts approximately 600,000 visitors each year, stands 1,066 feet (328 meters) tall, making it the tallest free standing structure in the Southern hemisphere. Visitors who go up the tower can enjoy two restaurant levels (one with revolving seating), one cafe level, and two observation decks, one of which has some glass sections in the floor. If that's not enough of a thrill, you can try the "SkyJump" from the observation deck - this is a 624 foot (192 meter) cable-guided "jump" from the observation deck, which is sort of intermediate between a bungee jump and a base jump.

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Auckland & North Island 1:12,500/1:950,000 Street Map- NZ (International Travel Maps)

By ITM Canada

Gifts International Inc
Map (2 pages)

Auckland & North Island 1:12,500/1:950,000 Street Map- NZ (International Travel Maps)
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In this map the cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are included on one side of the map (NZ urban areas don t tend to be huge). The other side is a very detailed map of North Island, the main island of the country. This map will be perfect for both finding one s way around Auckland s waterfront and for exploring the highways and byways, communing with woolies.

Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson & Peter Dragicevich

Lonely Planet
Paperback (672 pages)

Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience Maori culture, be wowed by beautiful glaciers or hike through gorgeous scenery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's New Zealand Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Maori culture, history, cuisine, arts, music, landscape, wildlife
  • Free, convenient pull-out touring map (included in print version), plus over 90 maps
  • Covers Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula, Central Plateau, Rotorua, East Coast, Wellington, Marlborough, West Coast, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Fiordland, Southland and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet New Zealand , our most comprehensive guide to New Zealand, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on just the North or South islands of New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet's New Zealand's South Island guide or New Zealand's North Island guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these islands to offer.
  • Looking for just the highlights of New Zealand? Check out Discover New Zealand, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Traveling Australia and New Zealand: Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, and Auckland (World Travels) (Volume 9)

By Randall Morris

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (88 pages)

Traveling Australia and New Zealand: Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, and Auckland (World Travels) (Volume 9)
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This photo-based tour includes over 125 pictures from interesting and historical locations around Australia and New Zealand with short background histories / information. Featured locations include: the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, St. Mary's Cathedral, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Katoomba Scenic World, The Blue Mountains (including the Three Sisters), Featherdale Wildlife Park, the Eureka Skydeck Tower, the Koala Sanctuary and Penguin Parade, the Great Barrier Reef, Hobbiton (the location where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed), the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and more.

Auckland Travel Map Second Edition (Australia Regional Maps)

Brand: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
Map (4 pages)

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Area Maps: North Island 1:2,000,000; Bay of Islands 1:220,000; Rotorua Area 1:220,000; Greater Auckland 1:60,000

City Maps: Rotorua City 1:50,000; Auckland City 1:22,500; Inner City 1:15,000

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand

By DK Travel

Dk Pub
Released: 2016-03-01
Paperback (384 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand
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Visit Middle Earth and discover the land of the Kiwis when you travel to New Zealand. From Auckland to Poor Knights Island, this travel guide takes you straight to the best attractions this island nation has to offer.

Filled with over 900 photographs and 65 detailed maps, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand explores the country's Maori heritage, flora and fauna, beaches and national parks, focusing on the best scenic routes from which to explore the diverse New Zealand landscape—from the glistening glaciers on the West Coast to the surfers' paradise on Central North Island.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand features:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand truly shows you this region as no one else can.

About the series: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Fodor's Essential New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2016-08-23
Paperback (688 pages)

Fodor s Essential New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

New Zealand's sweeping vistas have captured the imagination of travelers around the world. Visitors flock here to sample world-class wines, snap up young designers' wares, and tour "Middle-earth." Fodor's Essential New Zealand, in full color, helps visitors make the most of their time, whether they choose to stay on the North or South Island or island-hop through the country.

This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· In-depth breakout features on national parks, sailing, birding, wine tours, and Maori art

· Major sights such as Abel Tasman National Park, Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Bay of Islands, The Coromandel, Hawke's Bay, Otago Peninsula, Queenstown, and Waitomo Caves

· Coverage of: Auckland, Northland and the Bay of Islands, The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty, East Coast and the Volcanic Zone, North Island's West Coast, Wellington and the Wairarapa, Upper South Island and the West Coast, Christchurch and Canterbury, The Southern Alps and Fiordland, Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island

Insight Guides Explore New Zealand (Insight Explore Guides)

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2018-04-01
Paperback (144 pages)

Insight Guides Explore New Zealand (Insight Explore Guides)
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Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Now with free eBook.
· Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to New Zealand
· Enjoy 18 irresistible Best Routes to walk, from Auckland, Wellington and around Rotorua to route across the South Island
· Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options
· Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area
· Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems
· Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films
· Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market - all Insight Explore Guides come with a free eBook
· Inspirational colour photography throughout

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Auckland Travel Guide & Surrounding

By Simon Grant

Released: 2014-11-22
Kindle Edition (56 pages)

Auckland Travel Guide & Surrounding
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Why should you choose this e-book?

This e-book was written with lots of love and passion for Auckland and of course New Zealand itself and gives a good overview and understanding what you can discover in Auckland. We live in Auckland and know the best spots to visit. We are NOT hired writers from a large company that have copywriters all over the world who actually never were at the destination they write about.

We are small which makes us even greater :) We have put in the most special landmarks in Auckland and surrounding, such as islands to visit and the best beaches. This guide is perfect for you if you want to explore Auckland and find your way around..

We wish you a wonderful stay in Auckland and hope you enjoy the e-book!


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