Auckland comparisons

“Travellers from Vancouver disembarking in Auckland will feel instantly at home,” Alan Ferguson writes for The Vancouver Sun. “The city’s temperate climate, its easy access to the coast and its varied activities, have earned Auckland consistent Top 5 rankings in international lifestyle surveys, just as similar advantages have done so back home in BC. Hundreds of cafés, restaurants and clubs contribute to a vibrant nightlife. Urban socialites parade on High Street, Queen Street, Ponsonby Road, and Karangahape Road while Newmarket and Parnell boast upmarket shopping areas. Fleamarkets in Otara and Avondale offer a colourful alternative shopping experience. There are also fine swimming beaches along Waitemata Harbour and excellent surfing, particularly at Piha and Muriwai.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…