Out of the Primordial Mud

NY Times travel writer witnesses first hand the impact of Cup-fever on the cosmopolitan City of Sails and the hotel, restaurant, and entertainment legacy it leaves behind. “Auckland […] feels like a younger, fresher, smaller version of its overseas counterparts. The America’s Cup has ramped up the action a few notches and put a spring in the steps of its residents […] Once a neglected mudhole, [the Viaduct] is now the vibrant heart of downtown Auckland.”


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Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

“Whether you prefer a stomach-dropping free fall or a calf-burning rock ascent, New Zealand has no shortage of hair-raising adventures for those with a head for heights,” Justin Meneguzzi writes for…