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Karin's Garden Villa - Devonport, Auckland
Charming restored Victorian villa in beautiful cottage garden setting overlooking large lawns. Each room has private entrance via French doors.
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Begin your New Zealand vacation in nature’s embrace and relax in the comfort of Rangiwai Lodge your award-winning romantic Bed and Breakfast in Auckland or self-catering accommodation located in the picturesque surrounds of Titirangi - the Gateway to the Waitakere Ranges and ‘Twin Coast Discovery’ Route.
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Lone Kauri Lodge - Karekare Area
Expansive bush and sea views
Close to Piha and Karekare beaches

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Waiheke Island Homes - Waiheke Island, Auckland
Specialists in a wide range of self-catering holiday accommodation on Waiheke Island, including holiday homes and vacation houses, beach houses, holiday apartments, holiday cottages and baches.
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The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. With over 1.2 million people it has almost a third of the country's population.

It is a conurbation, made up of Auckland City (excluding the Hauraki Gulf islands), North Shore City, and the urban parts of Waitakere and Manukau cities, along with Papakura District and some nearby urban parts of Rodney and Franklin Districts. In Maori it bears the traditional name Tamaki Makau Rau or the transcribed version of Auckland, Akarana.
    The following is a list of tourist attractions and landmarks in the Auckland Metropolitan Area:
  • Auckland Domain - one of the largest parks of the city, situated close to the CBD and having a good view of the bay and of Rangitoto island.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum - a large multi-exhibition museum located in the Auckland Domain, also known for its impressive classicist style.
  • Aotea Square, and Queen Street - the hub of downtown Auckland, often the site of crafts markets, rallies or arts festivals.
  • Botany Town Centre, Howick - a complete shopping complex, one of the largest in Auckland includes a cinema, bowling alley, food court and many shops to visit.
  • Britomart Transport Centre - the downtown train and bus centre housed in a historical building.
  • Eden Park - the city's primary stadium and a frequent home for All Blacks rugby and Black Caps cricket matches.
  • Harbour Bridge - connecting Auckland and the North Shore is an iconic symbol of Auckland.
  • Karangahape Road - known as K' Road, a street in upper central Auckland, famous for its bars, clubs and smaller shops.
  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World - a well-known Auckland aquarium in the eastern Mission Bay suburb, built in a set of former sewage storage tanks, and showing fish like Sharks.
  • MOTAT - Aucklands Museum for Transport and Technology, with its main site at Western Springs.
  • Mount Eden - a volcanic cone with a grassy crater, it offers a nice view of Auckland and the surrounding area, being the highest point in Auckland and a famous tourist destination.
  • Mt Smart Stadium - a stadium used mainly for rugby league and soccer matches. Also used for concerts.
  • Mount Victoria, although slightly out-of-the-way for the casual tourist, offers a spectacular view of the city. A brisk walk from the Devonport Ferry terminal, the cone is steeped in history as is the nearby North Head.
  • One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) - a volcanic cone which dominates the skyline in the southern, inner suburbs. It no longer has a tree on the summit, instead being crowned by an obelisk.
  • Ponsonby Road - a road (and suburb) west of central Auckland known for arts, cafes and culture.
  • Rangitoto Island - guards the entrance to Waitemata Harbour, and forms a prominent feature on the eastern horizon.
  • Sky Tower - the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, stands 328 m tall.
  • Sylvia Park - a shopping complex in Mount Wellington opened in June 2006. Once completed it will become one of the largest malls in the southern hemisphere. It contains the largest Warehouse store in New Zealand.
  • Viaduct Basin - a marina in downtown Auckland, venue for the America's Cup regatta 2000 and 2003. It is now a thriving commercial centre and has many new upscale residential buildings.
  • Western Springs Stadium - a natural amphitheatre used mainly for speedway races, rock and pop concerts.