Visit Auckland

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Auckland, New Zealand is a vibrant and diverse city with plenty to offer tourists. It is home to the country's largest population and the Waitemata Harbour offers visitors plenty of activities such as sailing, fishing, boat tours and swimming. A must-see for any visitor is the Sky Tower which stands at 328 meters tall and offers stunning views of Auckland from its observation deck. For those looking for some cultural attractions, visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum to learn about New Zealand's history or take a day trip to Waiheke Island, a short ferry ride away from downtown Auckland.

Auckland has an intriguing past; it was founded in 1840 by Governor William Hobson as the capital of New Zealand and was named after George Eden - 1st Earl of Auckland. In 1841 it officially became New Zealand's first city with a population of 2,000 settlers by 1860. Nowadays it continues to thrive and be enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike with its beautiful scenery and lively atmosphere!