10 Things to Do in Auckland
Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand, is often just a stopping off point on the way to exploring the rest of the country. But you don't want to miss the biggest Polynesian City in the world, with sun-drenched beaches, vineyards to die for, a cosmopolitan foodie scene, and more events than the rest of the country combined. There's so much to do in Auckland, and here are some ideas to help get you started.

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Auckland's Landmark

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At over 1,000 feet and dominating Auckland's skyline, the Sky Tower is the city's most iconic building. It's the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, and when you arrive in Auckland it'll be the first place you see. It should also be the first place you see more of. The views from the decks are simply outstanding and a great way to get your bearings (hint: if you suffer from vertigo, avoid walking on the glass section of the viewing deck). With a multitude of restaurants, classy bars, a Sky Jump (bungee), Sky Walk (tethered, thankfully) and a Casino as well, the whole Sky City complex needs to be on your Must Do list.

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by Guy Needham
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