Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Auckland - The City of Sails

Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand with a population of over 1 million people. It is known as the "city of sails" because of the large number of yachts that adorn the Hauraki Gulf port and Waimeata. Auckland might be known as the "city of volcanoes", as the big time

Auckland is also the largest city in Polynesia. The great cultural diversity of the city is often celebrated by festivals and sporting events. In Auckland there is plenty to see, as a small part of the landmarks that might of interest for tourists are: Auckland War Memorial Museum (which despite its name is not dedicated to the war, and is the best in New Zealand), Sky Tower, the hills and Waitakere Otara's outdoor flea market Flea Market. Botanic Gardens Auckland (Auckland Botanic Gardens) In the gardens is free, while those 65 hectares are a great place to spend the afternoon walking around the beautiful flora. You can rent a guide or just explore around as you discover for yourself the various areas. Sukulentite look like they are popped up from prehistory, and the vegetable garden is always interesting. Best way to get to the gardens is by car, though you can hop on a bus from the Britomart Transport Centre in the Central Business District. Auckland Harbour Bridge (Auckland Harbour Bridge) This is an iconic landmark for Auckland. The bridge is long and connects over port kilometer Central Business District with the northern coast. Take the time to see this imposing structure with 8 lanes. The sides of the bridge are clamped rods that proudly wave the flag of New Zealand. From the bridge offers great views of Auckland harbour and Westhaven Marina. It has the ability to "accommodate" 1900 boats, making it one of the largest ports in the Western hemisphere. To the left of the bridge you can see and the historic sugar refinery building rose Chelsea Sugar Refinery. Auckland harbour bridge will offer you something more than nice views, it will appeal to those who love the adrenaline. If you're among them, you can take advantage of bungee jumping, organized, or to participate in any of the groups that climb the bridge. Karangahape Road

If the long name startles You, do not worry, because almost nobody used it-local call it simply "k. Road". It's an eclectic Street, which likens the neighborhood with red lanterns, but is actually much more than that. Today, the street you will find cafes, boutiques, galleries and nightclubs. This is where you all have fun together, and life does not stop boiling 24 hours a day. Here you will find the most creative people. Day, k. Road is a great place to SIP a coffee or explore the shops, but when night falls, you can head to some of the interesting bars. Among other things, here you will always find interesting events that take place outdoors. Mount Eden (Mount Eden) Your trip to Auckland will not be complete unless you visit and Mount Eden. The name of the Maori language is "Maungawhau (Mount of the Whau tree). It is the highest natural point of Auckland, from where you will enjoy the wonderful views. From the top of the mountain will best appreciate the fact that Auckland is located on the isthmus and almost in every direction, you will see water areas. Before you refer into dreams along the view, see what lies in the crater – the Earth is still lightly trodden, since for many years the place was settled by Maori and provided their livelihoods. From here you can easily orientate – in the North will see the Sky Tower and the Central Business District, and in the distance you will see Devonport and Mount Victoria. To the West are the hills, to the South-Waitakere the legendary Eden Park (probably the most famous rugby ground in the world), and to the East you'll see the beaches of Mission Bay and the Islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Enjoy all this and look for the Kiwi bird, here we have one of the rare opportunities to catch it in the lens, if you're lucky, of course.
Zoo (Auckland Zoo) Auckland Zoo is home to over 770 animals presented 130 different species. There are Tigers, elephants, lemurs, red pandas, hippos and a special selection of Australian birds. The Zoo is next to the Museum of transport (MOTAT-Museum Of Transportation) and you can easily reach it by car or taxi from the Central Business District. The Zoo conducts several innovative programs such as animal encounters with four eyes, and there's a great chance to see how the animals are fed. Some of the Favorites of the residents of Auckland are elephants KaĊĦin and Burma that will easily can see to eat since the day eat more than 100 kg each. Check out the program at the Zoo because it is taking place and interesting events and theme nights. In summer, concerts and even organize movie nights that start after the completion of the usual


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