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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Auckland City Sights - Part II

Parnell Rose Gardens are rose gardens located in Parnell, New Zealand. Some of the plants in the area have been bred by internationally celebrated rose. The gardens are host to the Parnell Festival of Roses, which showcases New Zealand craft stalls, art exhibitions, music, strolling performers and thousands of roses. 

The park is named after the longest serving mayor of Auckland, who served for 18 years. The 'white garden' is a popular venue for weddings. 

The Auckland Domain is Auckland's oldest park, and at 75 hectares one of the largest in the city. Located in the central suburb of Grafton, the park contains all of the explosion crater and most of the surrounding tuff ring of the Pukekawa volcano. 

The park is home to one of Auckland's main tourist attractions, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which sits prominently on the crater rim. Several sports fields occupy the floor of the crater, circling to the south of the cone, while the rim opposite the Museum hosts the cricket pavilion and Auckland City Hospital.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum or simply the Auckland Museum, is one of New Zealand's most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand, natural history, as well as military history.

The museum is also one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the neo-classicist style, and sitting on a grassed plinth (the remains of a dormant volcano) in the Auckland Domain, a large public park close to the Auckland.

The Wintergarden, with two beautiful glass houses, lie on the north side of the central scoria cone. The fernery has been constructed in an old quarry in part of the cone.The duck ponds lie in the northern sector of the explosion crater, which is breached to the north with a small overflow stream.

Far view of Auckland and Mount Eden Crater
Mount Eden is the name of a cinder cone and surrounding suburb in Auckland City, The mountain is the highest natural point in the whole of Auckland. It has a beautiful landscape view... Picture perfect :)

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