Auckland is located on a narrow isthmus in the top half of New Zealand’s North Island with access to three harbours. Its proximity to the sea has earne
d it the moniker of City of Sails. Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand with spectacular views and breathtaking scenery.
Auckland’s population is approximately 1.3 million, making it by far the largest city in New Zealand, with one third of the country’s entire population.
The Auckland region boasts:
Explorer Hop on/Hop off bus:
Walking distance may vary depending if your ship is docked at Princess Wharf or Queens Wharf. From either docking point, walk long the wharf out to the road (Quay Street), and turn left. Along in front of the red fence is the departure point for the Explorer – Hop on/Hop off bus service, just past the Ferry Building (the large old brick building with the clock tower). There is a bus leaving the Ferry Building bus stop every 30 minutes 9am to 4pm (stops at 5pm).