Auckland / New Zealand
Auckland lies on the North Island of New Zealand and is the largest city in the state. She has around half a million inhabitants. Although it is not capital, the council meeting has its headquarters in Auckland. As everywhere in New Zealand the culture is very cosmopolitan also in Auckland, as there have always been immigrants from Europe, America and the Pacific States whose culture has mixed with the indigenous Maori culture. The city is located in front of a volcanic backdrop and between two bays - a characteristic image.
From the port you can reach by public means of transportation all the fascinating placesbof the city. Just south of the harbor is the center of Auckland, where is very much alive along Queens Street. Not far away are two art galleries. Also, the Sky Tower is located here; this tower promises a great panoramic view of the city.
The park Auckland Domain is very nice and is often visited by the inhabitants of Auckland. Here also is a museum about the history of Auckland, about the original Maori culture and the nature of the area. Besides, there is a zoo and an interesting aquarium, where mainly Antarctic animals can be seen.
And of course there are around Auckland also magnificent beaches to relax when you are overwhelmed by the New Zealand capital.