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Auckland - Part 2
Explore the vibrant Viaduct Harbor, where waterside restaurants and bars sit alongside sleek superyachts.
Check out the great shopping, bars, restaurants and cafes in the nearby suburbs of Ponsoby, Parnell and Newmarket.
Find vintage buys and quirky cafes and bars on K’Road or high-end fashion and dining in High street, Chancery square and the surrounding laneways.
Visit City works depot for a casual lunch in the sun and craft beers at the microbrewery.
Choose from the collection of restaurants in the stylish Federal Street precinct, a number of them run by internationally renowned chefs.
Take in the stunning panoramic views from the top of Mount Eden- Maugawhau- one of the regions 48 volcanic cones and the highest natural port in Auckland.
Relax on the beach in Mission Bay with fish and chips or an ice cream, or walk, cycle or rollerblade along the waterfront. Stop at Bastion point for amazing views across the harbour and visit Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium.
Take the famous coast to coast walk from one harbour to another in just one day, taking in parks, historic suburbs and volcanic cones.
Unravel the history of New Zealand at Auckland Museum in the beautiful Auckland Domain, the new Zealand Maritime Museum, or the Museum of Transport and Technology.
Get up close to hundreds of animals from around the world at Auckland Zoo and discover New Zealand’s native treasures in Te Wao Nui.
Just across the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the North shore is a captivating combination of the scenic and the stylish, where golden-sand beaches and native bush sit alongside thriving shopping and dining districts.
Further north is more magnificent coastline offering countless water activities, beautiful regional parks where walking trails wind through native bush, and the boutique vineyards of Matakana wine country, just 50 minutes from downtown Auckland.
Catch the ferry to Devonport to browse the boutique shops and galleries, enjoy lunch at a café and explore the gun emplacements and underground tunnels at North head.
Take the scenic Milford to Takapuna coastal walk following the heritage trail. Afterwards, enjoy a swim or stroll at Takapuna beach, or check out the cafes, restaurants and shops.
Explore the Matakana wine region- enjoy wine tastings at boutique wineries, pick up artisan foods at the Farmers market and walk the vineyard sculpture trail.
Make a stop at the charming riverside town of Warkworth.
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