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On the northern end of the New Zealand's North Island, Auckland is the largest city which spreads on two harbors: one is on the Tasman Sea coast and the other on the South Pacific Ocean side. The availability of such a long shoreline makes the city an important cargo port as well as a sailing and boating center (1 in 3 households owns a boat). The city is home to approx. 1.5 million people, one third of New Zealand's population. The world's largest concentration of the Polynesian population lives in the Auckland region. Mild climate, high employment rate, plentiful educational institutions and great leisure opportunities attract immigrants from Asia and Oceania.
Business-wise, Auckland has a lot to offer. Auckland Central Business District (CBD) is the main financial and business center with the skyline of glass-and-concrete towers. The economy is driven by commerce, tourism and services. Majority of the large companies are based in the CBD. Whether you are organizing a business conference or a gala dinner, you can find many fine suppliers directly in the center. From roof-top restaurants, waterfront clubs, theater or classroom spaces to exhibition and banquet venues all can be found plentiful here. The main exhibition and convention facilities are the Skycity Auckland Convention Centre, Viaduct Events Center, Auckland City Hall and the Civic. If you want to escape the ordinary, you can set your company meeting into a more exotic environment of the Auckland Zoo.
One cannot leave the island without discovering its rich history and culture of the indigenous Maori people. The Auckland Domain with the Auckland Museum showcase the New Zealand`s history and the Maori heritage in an impressive range of displays, galleries, tours, performances and exhibitions. Maritime Museum will show you how the seas shaped the local cultural identity and walk you through the history of Polynesian migration, European settlements and yachting. Nature lovers can enjoy hiking and trips to the nearby emerald islands in the Hauraki Gulf, go on a volcano-discovering tour or picnic on the most popular beaches (Piha, Muriwai, Kohimarama or Mission Bay). Auckland boasts several fine theaters and performance houses and hosts international music, film and comedy festivals. Sky Tower offers the best views of the city as it is the tallest tower on this side of the globe.
Auckland Airport (IATA code: AKL) is the busiest airport of the country with two terminals, one domestic and one international. It’s the main seat for Air New Zealand. Even though it’s only 15 km south from the city center it will take a while to get there due to traffic. Taxi services cost anywhere between NZ$50 and NZ$90. A shuttle bus ride costs NZ$30 one way. Plan some 20 to 40 minutes for a transfer.
AUCKLAND MASS TRANSIT
Auckland disposes of 4 mass transit lines: Eastern Line, Onehunga Line, Southern Line and the Western Line