Located in the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is the most populous urban area in the country. New Zealand's leading economic hub, Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city.
More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region with an abundance of things to see and do. Auckland offers a combination of natural wonders and urban adventures.
Top Auckland attractions, within close reach of the APTHC Conference Venue, The Aotea Centre
Auckland's Arts Festival will take place during APTHC in March for 19 days. The Festival celebrates local and international theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual arts. Visit www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/ for more information. You might want to arrive a few days before or stay on after the Conference to enjoy some of the events.
30 minute walk: Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the Southern Hemisphere and
your first stop to gain an insight into New Zealand and its people.
The Museum's Māori treasures gallery, displays over 2,000 priceless Māori artefacts, including rare carvings and the last great Māori war canoe carved from a giant Totara tree. This is a fascinating glimpse into early Māori culture.
7 minute walk:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Visit Auckland's architecturally-awarded principal public art gallery which houses the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand and hosts world-class touring exhibitions. The gallery's 15,000 artworks include important works by the likes of Pieter Bruegel, Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin and Matisse as well as the best of NZ art.
You can also join one of the daily guided tours for an insightful commentary on selected works from the collection.
1 hour walk: Climb a Volcano
Mount Eden (Maungawhau)
Auckland’s landscape is dotted with 48 dormant and extinct volcanic cones, all great spots for 360-degree views. Don't miss a short hike up Mount Eden - the city’s highest natural point, its 50-metre deep crater and surrounds, which hold an important place in Māori history.
Explore Auckland's volcanic cones.
Eden Park Stadium, New Zealand's largest sports stadium, is located near Mount Eden. It regularly hosts All Blacks rugby union test matches, cricket matches and other sports events.
Source Phil Walter, Getty Images AsiaPac, (Sept. 13, 2013)
5 minute walk: Queen Street
All along the iconic Queen Street, cobbled lanes take you to some of the city’s best fashion and lifestyle boutique stores as well as the best souvenir shops in town. Souvenir shops are concentrated around the harbour end of the street and tucked away in arcades.
15 minute walk:
Karangahape Road – K’ Road
In this quirky precinct, a favourite gathering place for artists, students, musicians and writers, designer fashion sits alongside vintage and streetwear stores. There’s colour everywhere and this is a great place to pick up a unique piece of Kiwiana to take home.
Learn more about Auckland's shopping precincts
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The Auckland region is abundant with sights and activities which cater for any interest:
islands & beaches
wild volcanic landscapes
adventure sports & activities
harbors & marinas
rich traditional Māori heritage
award winning wineries
delicious restaurants, great shopping & markets