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Auckland New Zealand is also known as
the “BIG Little City.”

Auckland is the largest New Zealand city and gateway to the rest of the country.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Publication for 2010 has included
New Zealand as “one of the top 10 destinations to visit next year.”
Auckland New Zealand is ranked the fourth-best place in the world to live, according to both the 2009 & 2010 Mercer Quality of Living survey.

New Zealand has been named the world’s most peaceful nation in 2009, and 2010 by an international think tank. The Global Peace Index annually rates countries against a set of criteria including commitment to UN peace keeping, crime levels, political stability and respect for human rights. NZ has moved up the rankings from number three in 2008 to beat Denmark and Norway to the top spot.

The Guardian, Observer Travel Awards 2008 went to -

New Zealand for the Favourite long-haul country, from more than 17,000 readers returned questionnaires.

President Bill Clinton, said after visiting New Zealand in 1999.

“Let me say from the bottom of my heart, this has been a magical trip.
I think every person, when he or she is young, dreams of finding some enchanting place, of beautiful mountains and breathtaking coastlines and clear lakes and amazing wildlife, and most people give up on it because they never get to New Zealand. This has been an amazing thing for me and for all of us.”

Auckland New Zealand has beautiful scenery, great beaches, pleasant walks, idyllic islands, diverse range of food and wine, stimulating nightlife and good shopping.
Built on an isthmus between three harbours, with over 50 surrounding islands, allowing spectacular views across the Waitemata and Manukau harbours. With a population of over 1.3 million people.

This web site designed to give you the best up to date information about Auckland NZ tourism, travel and holiday information.

Built by an independent enthusiastic, resident of the past 27 years, keen to help you enjoy the city that I know and love. I’ve also done my share of traveling, so I know what it’s like to be lost, and waste precious holiday time trying to solve basic problems.

Time spent planning your vacation here, from the comfort of home is well worth it, to ensure you don’t miss seeing or experiencing something that you might later regret, when you get home and discover you missed something significant to you. I know from personal experience!

Researching and planning can be part of the pleasure of having a holiday, looking forward to and dreaming about the wonderful time, places and experiences you can have in Auckland New Zealand.

 

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I’ve just been to the “From The Summit ” exhibition at the Auckland Museum, which runs until 29th September. On display are Sir Edmund’s diary, ice axe, and a silver locket with a piece of rock from the summit of Everest. Sir Edmund picked a few small pieces of rock from the summit to take back to New Zealand. The piece on display was given to his mother Gertrude Hillary who kept in in the silver locket. Sir Edmund’s diary is from 1953 written using a fountain pen to record the expedition’s progress and make comments on his level of fitness and mentions his climbing companions.

They’ve got a model of Everest with a projection of the climbers progress up to the summit. There’s also a number of images that detail the root taken up the mountain, and the various stages that were involved. There is also a number of photos displayed on the walls with explanations. The Sherpas involved in the expedition carried loads in a basket one of which is on display. As one of the photos on this page shows.

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