Auckland, New Zealand Overview
Auckland straddles the Auckland volcanic field, which has produced about 90 volcanic eruptions from 50 volcanoes in the last 90,000 years. It is the only city in the world built on a basaltic volcanic field that is still active. It is estimated that the field will stay active for about 1 million years. Surface features include cones, lakes, lagoons, islands and depressions, and several have produced extensive lava flows. Some of the cones and flows have been partly or completely quarried away. The individual volcanoes are all considered extinct, although the volcanic field itself is merely dormant. The trend is for the latest eruptions to occur in the north west of the field. Auckland has at least 14 large lava tube caves which run from the volcanoes down towards the sea. Some are several kilometres long. A new suburb, Stonefields, has been built in an excavated lava flow, north west of Mt Wellington, that was previously used as a quarry by Winstones.
Detailed Map of Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland has a subtropical climate, with warm, humid summers and mild, damp winters.
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Tiritiri Matangi Island lies in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, 3.4 km (2.1 mi) east of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in the North Island and 30 km (19 mi) north east of Auckland. The 2.2 km 2 (1 sq mi) island is an open nature reserve managed under the supervision of the Department of Conservation and is noted for its bird life, including kiwi and takahē.
The Hauraki Gulf is a coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand. It has an area of 4000 km², and lies between the Auckland Region, the Hauraki Plains, the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island, which surround it in anticlockwise order. Most of the gulf is part of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
The Waitakere Ranges are a chain of hills in the Auckland Region, generally running approximately 25 km (15.5 mi) from north to south, 25 km west of central Auckland, New Zealand. The maximum elevation within the ranges is 474 m (1555 ft).
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 history (and especially the history of the Auckland Region), natural history, as well as military history.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the principal public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. It frequently hosts travelling international exhibitions. Set below the hilltop Albert Park in the central-city area of Auckland, the gallery was established in 1888 as the first permanent art gallery in New Zealand.
For the French Polynesian island of Motu Tapu, see Bora Bora. Motutapu Island (or simply Motutapu) is a 1,509 ha (3,730 acres) island in the Hauraki Gulf to the northeast of the city of Auckland, New Zealand. The island is part of the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park.
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. The 5.5 km wide island is an iconic and widely visible landmark of Auckland with its distinctive symmetrical shield volcano cone rising 260 metres (850 ft) high over the Hauraki Gulf.
Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland just minutes from central Auckland. There is lots to see and do all year, including events, animal encounters, behind-the-scenes experiences and more!
Boyd's Onehunga Zoo was a constant source of aggravation for the local council, local residents would complain regularly about the sounds and smells, with regular attempts to close it in the following years by the Council, which prompted a successful run for mayor of Onehunga by Boyd.
Mount Eden ( Maungawhau, the 'Mountain of the Whau tree' in Māori) is the name of a scoria cone and surrounding suburb in Auckland, New Zealand. The mountain is the second highest natural point in the whole of the Auckland region. The English name honours George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland.
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 Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum is New Zealand's premier maritime museum. It is located on Hobson Wharf Auckland, adjacent to Viaduct Harbour. It houses exhibitions spanning New Zealands maritime history from the first Polynesian explorers to modern day triumphs at the America's Cup.
The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Royal New Zealand Navy ( RNZN) ( Maori: Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa, "The Sea Army of New Zealand") is the maritime arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. The fleet currently consists of eleven ships and five naval helicopters.
Devonport Basic information Electoral ward North Shore Local board Devonport-Takapuna Date established 1840s Population 5,337 (2006 census) Postcode(s) 0624 Facilities Surrounds Devonport is a harbourside suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is located on the North Shore, at the southern end of a peninsula that runs southeast from near Lake Pupuke in Takapuna, forming the northern side of the Waitemata Harbour.
One Tree Hill (also known as Maungakiekie) is a 182-metre (597 ft) volcanic peak in Auckland, New Zealand. It is an important memorial place for both Māori and other New Zealanders. The suburb around the base of the hill is also called One Tree Hill; it is surrounded by the suburbs of Royal Oak to the west, and clockwise, Epsom, Greenlane, Oranga, and Onehunga.
Howick Historical Village is a re-creation of a New Zealand colonial village using houses and cottages saved from the surrounding Auckland suburb of Howick. Governor George Grey was concerned that the French could move down to New Zealand from where they were already established in New Caledonia and Tahiti by 1845.
The Museum of Transport and Technology ( MOTAT) is a museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. It is located close to the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Zoo and the Western Springs Park. The museum has large collections of civilian and military aircraft and other land transport vehicles.
The Glenbrook Vintage Railway (GVR) is a heritage steam railway in Glenbrook, New Zealand. It is a fully self-supporting operating steam railway, built almost entirely by volunteer labour. It is an ongoing project, with items being collected and restored or replicated as time, labour and finance permit.
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Auckland city guide, New Zealand - Lonely Planet travel video
Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand and boasts a cosmopolitan blend of European, Maori, Asian and Polynesian cultures, as well as a natural environment that encourages visitors to embrace the Great Outdoors. Visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/new-zealand/auckland for more information about Auckland.
Living in Auckland - N.Z
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Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand
Things to do in Auckland, New Zealand http://mustdonewzealand.co.nz/north-island/auckland/ so many Activities and attractions when on holiday in Auckland for the whole family, sailing, Jet boating, Zoo's, Kelly tarltons, Auckland boasts a wide range of landscapes with many breathtaking vantage points, Mt. Eden being one of the best and the nearby One Tree Hill.
Auckland City New Zealand - Summer 2013
Short assorted video from Auckland CBD. Just streets, buildings, people and so on.
EF Auckland, New Zealand - Info Video
Learn more about EF Auckland at http://www.ef.com/ef-auckland Study English with EF International Language Centres in Auckland, New Zealand. The school is conveniently located in this lively city, so you have access to top-notch surfing, a large arts scene and the exclusive shops of Parnell Road.
Biggest cities of New Zealand: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin
See the interesting points of the biggest cities of the North Island (Auckland and Wellington) and of the South Island (Christchurch and Dunedin). The famous attraction of the metropolis Auckland is the Sky Tower. From there the view over the city with its Town Hall and War Memorial Museum is magnificent.
Airside Auckland International Airport New Zealand 2014
Airside Video filmed at Auckland International Airport on February 26, 2014 while waiting for the very first Jetstar Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to arrive. Aircraft shown include Airbus A320 and Air New Zealand Boeing 777 and A320.
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Auckland and New Zealand from above - Helicopter Aerial Footage by Heletranz
Aerial footage flying around Auckland and New Zealand. Shot from the Heletranz helicopter traveling past Auckland CBD, Museum, West Coast, Piha, Waiheke, Taranaki.
ANZ 8 - Auckland to San Francisco - Air New Zealand 777-200
Enjoy the amazing start up and spooling sounds of the Rolls Royce Trent 895s when the 772 taxis. You can see the Auckland city skyline lights on the climb out, but on the approach into SFO we flew over Silicon Valley with views of the salt lakes and the hills.