Posted by David Thornton on
Among the world's major cites, Auckland, sitting astride its two harbours, is unique in many ways - not least the fact that it sits on more than 50 volcanoes, fortunately inactive for a very long time! Many of these offer great views over the whole city and the isthmus itself and out to the Hauraki Gulf which is the gateway to the main Waitemata Harbour - meaning in Maori "sparking water".
The visitor can choose from a wide variety of events and activities at any time of the year, but late spring and summer have some special and unique events.This month sees the Urbanesia Festival showcasing the diversity of Auckland's Maori and Pacific peoples art and culture. For a quieter experience visit the beautiful Parnell Rose Garden and if you're in town on November 15 you should witness the Festival of Roses.
And in the evening take a stroll and watch the sunset over the Waitakere Ranges.
... and so to bed.