More than just a beautiful harbour city, Auckland has become increasingly popular for its mild year-round climate, cuisine from all around the world, fine wines and great art. It has a vibrant nightlife and many wonderful restaurants, plus it’s the most common entry point into New Zealand, a great spot to base yourself. Visit Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding building in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a cruise Auckland Harbour and visit the seaside village of Devonport. Stroll around the Viaduct Wharf and enjoy alfresco dining or take in some of the finest Maori treasures in the world at the Visit Auckland War Memorial Museum. The Bay of Islands is north of Auckland with extraordinary history and incredible forests. The waters are teeming with colourful marine life and the shores are sandy and unspoilt.