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Interesting Facts About Auckland

Auckland's waterside location has fostered the locals' love affair with the sea, earning this place the nickname "City of Sails".

Auckland sprawls over a narrow isthmus between the sparkling waters of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours. A cloak of rainforest covers the surrounding hills, dozens of dormant volcanic cones dot the landscape and enchanting holiday islands are scattered throughout the vast Hauraki Gulf. Two of the best island getaways are Waiheke Island and Great Barrier Island

Auckland's heart beats to a Polynesian rhythm, its people a melting pot of European, South Pacific and Asian cultures and a strong indigenous Maori heritage. This diversity brings with it an abundance of unique dining and shopping experiences.

Auckland's temperate climate, easy access to the coast and variety of activities earn the city consistent top five rankings in international lifestyle surveys. Discover for yourself why it is one of New Zealand's best destinations.

Roads in New Zealand twist and turn and passing lanes are not always present. Remember that you are driving a Motorhome or Campervan and so will not be able to travel that fast anyway. Allow for a normal speed . Please be courteous and pull over where possible to allow the queue of traffic behind to pass. Being self-contained, you can stretch your legs and brew a cuppa at the same time while admiring the view.

Hiring a motorhome and travelling around New Zealand is a popular and relaxing way of seeing the country.

Auckland is the perfect place for lots of natural adventures. Rent a campervan or motorhomes for a unique experience of adventure in Auckland. Driving your rented motorhome or campervan on holidays can be most comfortable journey and unforgettable experience that you ever enjoy.

Decide how many people are going to travel with you. This will help to decide how many berth you need.Specify your needs and basic requirements that you want when hiring motorhome / campervan or rv.

It can be very exiting experience for your trip having your Motorhome / Campervan for adventure. You can enjoy each and every moments of your Motorhoming holiday with your family having full freedom.

Auckland has a warm-temperate climate, with warm, humid summers and mild, damp winters. It is the warmest main centre of New Zealand and is also one of the sunniest, with an average of 2060 sunshine hours per annum The average daily maximum temperature is 23.7 °C in February, and 14.5 °C in July, the absolute maximum recorded temperature is 32.4 °C, while the absolute minimum is -2.5.

High levels of rainfall occur almost year-round with an average of 1240 mm per year spread over 137 'rain days'. Climatic conditions vary in different parts of the city owing to geography such as hills, land cover and distance from the sea, hence unofficial temperature records exist, such as a maximum of 34°C in west Auckland.


All Saints Church - The second oldest Church in New Zealand was built in November 1847 at a cost of 147 pounds, three shillings and nine pence. It was the first building to be erected in Howick. Originally built to a cruciform plan, the nave was enlarged in 1862. The Lych gate (erected in 1930) is a memorial to those who served in the New Zealand Militias during the Land Wars of the 1860s. The building was pre-built in St Johns before being moved by sea, (the easiest method of the time), to Howick where it was finally assembled. Many early settlers are buried in the churchyard.

Awaroa Walkway - Awaroa means “long river” in Maori and refers to Tamaki Strait. This is the long stretch of sea between Musick Point and south of Maraetai, which may look like a long river.

Bastion Point - Historic Bastion Point offers visitors a range of outdoor experiences, from expansive views of the Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island, to large open spaces perfect for flying a kite, kicking around a ball with friends or just lazing in the sunshine.

Devonport - The historic seaside village of Devonport has a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Stroll around the village at your leisure and visit some of its attractions including the many art galleries, historic points of interest and lookouts.

Great Barrier Island - Great Barrier Island's remoteness and rugged beauty makes the island the ideal place for a true holiday escape.If it's escapism you're after, a scenic flight or ferry ride will deliver you to a pristine island paradise lined with white sand beaches. Here, on Great Barrier Island, you can spend days lazing on beaches, discover numerous bush walks, enjoy diving, fishing, surfing, sailing and untouched landscape.

Auckland Zoo - Set in beautiful park-like grounds, Auckland Zoo features New Zealand's largest collection of native and exotic animals. Explore the tropical rainforest, hippo river and pridelands, a recreation of an african savanna with lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebra's and springbok. Meet the asian elephants or walk the primate trail.

Auckland Museum - Explore New Zealand's rich natural and cultural heritage, and its modern history.The museum is located in one of Auckland's finest heritage buildings in the heart of the Domain.

Stradome Observatory - Visit Stardome Observatory day or night, rain or shine to experience the wraparound sky and special effects of a planetarium. Each clear evening you may also see planets, double stars, glowing gas nebulae, or lunar craters through our telescopes.

Auckland Art Gallery - Auckland Art Gallery has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. Exhibiting work from its collection along with a programme of national and international touring exhibitions.

Here is small list of Tourist Park / Caravan park in Auckland - New Zealand

  • Avondale Motor Park - Our Auckland Motor Park is one of the closest camps to the city and the accommodation is handy to most Auckland tourist attractions. We are only minutes away from a bus stop, train station, two large shopping malls, McDonalds, KFC, The Steak House and a large supermarket.
  • Auckland Northshore Motels & Holiday Park - Here at North Shore Motels & Holiday Park we offer a wide range of accommodation. From 4 star Motel rooms, fully self-contained tourist flats, Leisure Lodges, Cabins, to Powered Motor Home and tent Sites. The option is yours.

    Situated on Auckland's North Shore, within driving distance to beautiful beaches, top cafes, outstanding restaurants, and one of Auckland's largest shopping mall, The Albany Mega Centre. We are on access within the city reach and provide a stress free spot ideal for your holiday getaway.

  • Takapuna Beach Holiday Park - Choose from our affordable range of accommodation featuring our popular waterfront campsites, non powered campsites, ensuite caravans, park motel units and family kitchen cabins. Takapuna Beach Holiday Park is dedicated to holiday makers and vacationers with fantastic park facilities to suit every traveller’s needs.

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