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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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…