The Auckland Region
Auckland is the biggest region by population in New Zealand. Nearly 2/3rds of the people in New Zealand live within a two hour drive of our famous sky tower. We also have many things to do for the whole family.
Generally we divide our region into four main areas
It’s also the largest Polynesian city in the world and the most multi-cultural, with over 180 different ethnic groups. All of which adds up to one big, bustling, cosmopolitan and vibrant place.
Auckland City features two fine harbours. The larger, to the east, is a boaties’ paradise sheltered by islands, hence Auckland’s title ‘City of Sails’. It has the most recreational boats per capita on the planet.
The city covers 5,000 square kilometres (1,900 square miles) and from just about anywhere within that area you can see the Sky Tower, the southern hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure. Auckland is also known for the 15-plus extinct volcanic cones it is built around.
Auckland is warm, humid and changeable without extremes of temperature.
Summer temperatures: 14-24°C. Winter temperatures 7-15°C.
Average annual sunshine, 2,060 hours.