Central Auckland is changing rapidly with many people choosing to give up
the traditional suburban lifestyle and head for a life in the big city.
Many new apartment blocks are going up all over town bringing more people
into the city after normal business hours.
shopping in Auckland City's fashion quarter; from Queen Street through Vulcan
Lane, to High Street and The Chancery. Take the ferry from the downtown
ferry terminal to Devonport for a leisurely stroll along Cheltenham beach,
and then pick a café for lunch.
Manukau is a blend of many different nationalities. It is home for the largest
population of Polynesian people in the world, and as such, is blessed with
a diverse multicultural ambience. The people of Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Niue,
and the Cook Islands have brought their cuisine and traditions together
in a fascinating mosaic of cultures.
a day trip to Manukau City Centre for some shopping and a fun-filled experience
at Rainbow's End. Visit the aero clubs at the Ardmore Aerodrome for a scenic
The North Shore of Auckland is best known for its beautiful east coast beaches.
There is a coastal walkway interconnecting many of them. The North Shore
City begins at Devonport and stretches as far north as the rapidly growing
districts of Albany and Rodney.
has one of the longest of Auckland's east coast beaches.
Northcote and Birkenhead are centres for arts and crafts, and feature many
Auckland's western districts together make up Waitakere City at the foothills
of the Waitakere Ranges. Although there is more history linked to this region
than in most other parts of Auckland, Waitakere is our youngest city, and
presents an ecologically focussed, forward-looking face to the region.
see a typical west coast bach, or beach house, can be like looking back
to a time when life was much less complicated. The Waitakere Ranges features
many excellent bushwalks.