Kia Ora: Hi. G'day - be well and in good health! Welcome to New Zealand. Before giving yourself a visual feast of the unspoiled landscape of the North Island, take time to explore its largest city – Auckland, stretched between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. The history and diversity of the City of Sails will intrigue you. Make yourself at home in a vacation rental. Condo rentals in the city are a popular choice of accommodation. Or, sea-side accommodations are an enjoyable alternative.
Tamaki-Makau-Rau - ‘the maiden with a hundred suitors’, is Auckland’s Maori name. Taste the outstanding food, wine, and -- not to be outdone in its excellence - this is the place for shopping. Convenient grocery shops are close by to accommodations. It is easy to stock up with your basic necessities needed for your stay in your vacation rental. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your holiday home accommodation. Spend time with family and friends in your condo rental lodging; gather for a meal and recount the day’s events.
The Auckland region includes neighbouring towns, rural areas and the islands of the tranquil Hauraki Gulf, with its Marine Park. Here "super schools" of 300-500 common dolphins gather, along with bottlenose dolphins, whales and orcas. The Gulf is protected from the Pacific Ocean by Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island to the north, and the Coromandel Peninsula to the east.
At the edge of Hauraki Gulf, tramp through the untouched forest, sea kayak around the coves and inlets of the Great Barrier Island. Take a ferry ride to the picturesque Waiheke Island, a collage of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Go on a wine-tasting tour or mountain biking. You have a variety of choices for vacation rentals: cottages, beach-side lodging, and holiday homes in the countryside.
Visit the beautiful beaches. There are 28 beaches inside the Auckland isthmus. Play, explore, swim, surf, and be inspired. See the black-sand surf beach near Karekare. What is a kiwi, or a tuatara? These and over 700 animals can be seen at the Auckland Zoo. See a colony of Antarctic penguins in the underwater viewing tunnels at Kelly Tarlton. Be close to sharks, gigantic stingrays and beautiful seahorses, as well as tropical fish.
Visit the acclaimed Auckland Museum for Maori cultural performances. After enjoying the high-energy dance, haka, talk with the friendly performers. Have your photo taken. From being inspired by the natural surroundings of the Auckland region to your enjoyment of taking in a live performance of major arts companies and visiting shows at The Edge in Auckland, there is always something to do or see.
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