Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and, as the site of the major international airport. Auckland is known as the "City of Sails". Auckland looks best from air or sea, its skyscrapered downtown dominated by a Skytower that attracts the eye.
Finally, we have arrived at Auckland from a long drive from Rotorua to Waitomo. First thing I saw far ahead was Auckland Sky Tower.
Upon arriving at Auckland, we went straight to Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant for our sumptuous dinner.
Grand Harbour served the most authentic Hong Kong-style dishes in Auckland, a city with no shortage of Asian dining experiences. With an extensive beverage selection, comfortable surroundings and friendly staff.
It has been widely claimed that the population of Auckland own more boats per head of population than in any other city in the world. The harbour is certainly covered with them.
"Sparkling waters catch the eye and beckon from almost every point in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Set amongst volcanic islands and a multitude of harbours, it’s easy to see why they call it the City of Sails, it’s the perfect playground for yachties. Savour a vibrant Polynesian lifestyle in the city’s markets and restaurants or take to nature and dig your toes in the coarse volcanic sand of the regions western beaches."