Auckland

The Auckland region is more than just New Zealand’s largest city with its great restaurants, art galleries and shopping; travel outwards to the Hauraki Gulf which offers incredible beaches, pristine rainforests and island retreats such as Waiheke Island.

Auckland is a vibrant and exciting city, which comes to life in the evening. With a precinct layout, Britomart, Ponsonby and Parnel are local favourites and you can travel through the Wynyard Quarter as the sun goes down to enjoy boat-spotting and marina life.

Take a 35-minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island, a popular destination due to its gorgeous beaches, wineries, coastal walks, luxury accommodation and local community. The restaurants are fantastic and you might be inclined to stay a night or two on the island and look back over the gulf at Auckland. For those seeking solitude and nature, a day or two at Great Barrier Island with its pristine beaches, forests and never-ending views will answer that call.