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Auckland


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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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)

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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

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand

By DK Travel

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

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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.

Lonely Planet Auckland & The Bay of Islands Road Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Peter Dragicevich

Lonely Planet
Paperback (128 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet Auckland & the Bay of Island's Road Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering Auckland and the Bay of Islands by car, featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way. Escape to Waiheke Island or visit the Coromandel Peninsulaeek with your trusted travel companion. Get there, rent a car, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet Auckland & the Bay of Islands Road Trips :

  • Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Detours, Walking Tours and Link Your Trip
  • Covers Auckland, Waiheke Island, Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga, Coromandel Peninsula, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Auckland & the Bay of Islands Road Trips is perfect for exploring Auckland and its surrounding areas via the road, discovering sights that are more accessible by car.

  • Looking for more extensive road trip routes? Lonely Planet New Zealand's Best Trips has over 30 road trips to truly get to the heart of the country.
  • Planning a New Zealand trip sans a car? Lonely Planet New Zealand, our most comprehensive guide to New Zealand, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems.
  • Looking for a guide for New Zealand's South Island or North Island? 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 island has to offer.

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 traveller 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.

Lonely Planet New Zealand's North Island (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson & Anita Isalska

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-09-18
Paperback (480 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; and sample craft beer and check out the arts scene in cool little Wellington. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand’s North Island and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island:

  • 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, The East Coast, Wellington Region, Taranaki & Whanganui

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island is our most comprehensive guide to the North Island, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s New Zealand for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Peter Dragicevich & Samantha Forge

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-09-18
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Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s 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. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s New Zealand:

  • 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s New Zealand is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island or New Zealand’s South Island for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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New Zealand: New Zealand Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To New Zealand - The Places You Have To See (Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, The Hobbiton, New Zealand Travel Guide) (Volume 1)

By Traveling The World

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (68 pages)

New Zealand: New Zealand Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To New Zealand - The Places You Have To See (Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, The Hobbiton, New Zealand Travel Guide) (Volume 1)
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CURRENTLY DISCOUNTED Make Your Journey To New Zealand The Best Possible

The adventure capital of the world, land of black sand beaches, windswept lakes, white snow-capped mountains, forests, misty fjords, tectonic volcanoes and an incredible cultural heritage – New Zealand is currently topping every traveler’s wish list. If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be and things to see. This book will help you to make the most out of your time in New Zealand. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Oakland, Rotorua, Wellington, Auckland to name a few of the most beautiful locations to be at.

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  • Culture And Lifestyle in New Zealand
  • What You Need To Know About The Maori
  • Beautiful Bay of Islands
  • The Most Famous Cities
  • Much, much more!
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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!

Greater Than a Tourist- Auckland New Zealand: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Changali Anand

CZYK Publishing
Released: 2018-06-30
Kindle Edition (83 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist- Auckland New Zealand: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
 
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Are you excited about planning your next trip?

Do you want to try something new?

Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.

Greater Than a Tourist- Aukland New Zeland by Changali Anand offers the inside scoop on Aukland. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.

In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.

Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

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.


 
 
 

 
 
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