Auckland will host WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2020; as New Zealand's largest city, it is also the international gateway to the rest of the country. Located in the North Island, Auckland's waterside location has fostered the locals' love affair with the sea, earning this place the nickname "City of Sails". Auckland has so much to see and do - there's plenty of entertainment for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks. Auckland is a beautiful city built around a stunning waterfront which has been developed into a vibrant entertainment area with a host of upmarket restaurants, bars and shops.
Other attractions include the magnificent Maritime Museum and the fascinating Antarctic Exhibition at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. Nearby, the Auckland War Memorial Museum gives a superb insight into history and culture from New Zealand and around the world. A short ferry ride from downtown Auckland will take you to the picturesque town of Devonport, a seaside village which is home to a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes.
A trip to Auckland would not be complete without a visit to Waiheke Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. A 40 minute ferry journey from the city, Waiheke boasts a large number of vineyards and olive groves operating tours and tastings on the island. There are many beaches suitable for swimming and a diverse range of accommodation is available.
Auckland's must do's
Click 'Auckland must do's' for further information on what's on offer. Below we've included a few ideas to get you started!
Enjoy the parks, get active (by land and by sea) or simply relax and explore the surrounds of Mission Bay
Gulf Harbour Golf course offers spectacular finishing holes, ocean views, and playability for every calibre of golfer from beginners to professionals
The Sky Tower is an exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breathtaking views
Aucklanders have embraced the culinary arts of all those who have come to call it home, resulting in a dining culture that prizes variety, inventiveness and presentation. A night out could mean anything from fine European-style dining on the viaduct to enjoying fresh NZ seafood platter on a rooftop. These are a few recommended restaurants for you to try whilst in Auckland.