The Complete Package

NZ’s largest city is described as having “new wind in its sails” in a US travel feature. Once the jumping-off point for further exploration of NZ, Auckland has become a worthy destination in its own right, thanks to its stunning natural setting and post-America’s Cup urban rejuvenation. The travel piece focuses on Auckland’s outlying islands and peninsulas: Devonport, Waiheke, Rangitoto, Motutapu, Kawau, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuihe and Great Barrier Island. “From the jewel-box Ferry Building, a colorful miniature of San Francisco’s, you can set forth for Auckland’s real treasures: the maritime villages and islands of the Hauraki Gulf,” writes author Jeanne Cooper. “They offer a taste of everything for which other parts of New Zealand are known: spectacular landscapes, outdoor adventure, well-regarded wineries and charming colonial architecture. The views of the city and other islands along the way are reason enough to take a ride.”


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