Auckland

As New Zealand's largest city and hub for all things entertainment, Auckland fuses urban city living with New Zealand's awe-inspiring natural beauty. Beaches, rainforests, volcanoes, and even a collection of small islands are just the start of what you can expect when visiting the Kiwi's most vibrant city. Considering Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world, the influence on native food and culture is widely evident.

Test your adventurous side in Auckland's outdoor playground—complete with golden sandy beaches to the east and lush, majestic rainforests in the west. Looking for the perfect day trip? Venture out to Rangitoto Island, the city's most notable volcano, encircled by lush vegetation and parks for an unforgettable experience at a once active volcano. Take in the spectacular bird's eye view of the city by hiking up any of the natural 48 volcano cones. Whether it's taking in nature's eye candy or experiencing the Kiwi's buzzing nightlife and culture, Auckland has something for everyone.