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Sightseeing in Auckland

There are a lot of beautiful places to see on earth. There are a lot that are worthy to see and to explore. There are also a lot that are included in my travel wishlist. Whenever and wherever you go, there are always cheap vacation packages that you can find. Whether you are looking for affordable accommodations or cheap flights to Auckland, to Paris, New York, London, Oslo or any destinations worldwide, you can always find one that best fit your needs and budget.

Let me share you a bit about sightseeing in Auckland and what are the things to do and experience in this so-called "City of Sails".

Harbour Bridge

This is considered to be the iconic symbol of Auckland. It connects Auckland and the North Shore. The Harbour Bridge has a Box truss design and has eight lanes. Its construction begun in 1954 and was finished in April 1959. I wish to cross this bridge in the future.

Auckland Town Hall

This is one of the historical buildings in Auckland and one of its famous sights. It is located in Queen Street in downtown Auckland. Administrative functions such as council meetings and hearings are held in this building. Its Great Hall and Music Chamber are also use as entertainment venues.

Don't miss to see the organ in the Town Hall. It is a "protected object" in New Zealand and also its largest musical instrument. It was was built by Orgelbau Klais of Bonn, Germany.

Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World

How you would love to see and experience different sea creatures? This is one of the things I would love to experience in Auckland, its public aquarium. Visiting the Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter can be an interesting experience. I will see if I can join the fish in a shark encounter in my future visit.

View of central Auckland, New Zealand by Joseph Watkins

Auckland Domain

How about walking in one of the largest parks of the city? I would love to have a good sight of the harbour and the volcanic island of Rangitoto. Before I forgot, don't you know that Auckland is also known as the "City of Volcanoes". Auckland Domain, being the oldest park of the city is also one of the major tourist attractions in Auckland. I can imagine myself strolling there!

The "City of Sails" has still a lot of things to see and to discover. The ones I mentioned above are only some of them. If you are a museum fan, you can also visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum or the New Zealand National Maritime Museum. A walk to One Tree Hill or Mount Eden can also be a wonderful experience especially seeing the volcano cones. There are just a lot to see in this city and it is up to you to choice which is which!

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