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Port of Call - Auckland

New Zealand´s biggest city, Auckland, is a true treasure of the South Pacific. Affectionately known as the "City of Sails", Auckland is sprawled over the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours and boasts stunning pockets of rainforest and dozens of dormant volcanic cones.

Home to the biggest collection of Maori taonga in the world, Auckland´s history speaks for itself. However, its rich culture and heritage are only part of Auckland´s appeal. Discover secluded tropical islands, unique city attractions and a close proximity to some of New Zealand´s most remarkable natural wonders.

Voted as one of the world´s most livable cities, Auckland is also a fantastic place to visit, offering a wealth of incredible things to see and do all year round.

What to Explore

Waitamo Glow Worms

Easily one of New Zealand's most desirable attractions, the Waitomo Caves are completely unique to this country.

Home to the glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, the Waitomo Caves are a must-see for any traveller and can be experienced on a world-famous boat ride beneath their glow.

Auckland Bridge Climb

As New Zealand´s only bridge climb, this experience is an absolute must while in town. Allow your very own tour guide to lead you up to the very tip of the Auckland Bridge where you will experience unsurpassed views of the cityscape and surrounding areas.

Extreme adrenaline junkies can choose to take the plunge and bungy from the bridge; guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

Auckland City Sights

Spend a day taking in the sights of Auckland and visiting some of its famous attractions.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a great place to uncover the area´s Maori and Polynesian culture, while Parnell Village offers an insight into Auckland´s creative quarter and is ideal for those in search of charming boutique stores, quaint cafes and unique art galleries.

Mt Eden is another top spot, offering fabulous views over the city. The camera is a must for this one.


Average Temperatures

  • January: 20°C
  • February: 20°C
  • March: 18°C
  • April: 16°C
  • May: 13°C
  • June: 12°C
  • July: 11°C
  • August: 11°C
  • September: 12°C
  • October: 14°C
  • November: 16°C
  • December: 17°C


Dining Suggestions

Auckland offers a wealth of multicultural cuisine options, with restaurants and cafes found around practically every corner.

Some of the best in town include Kitchen Restaurant, The Grove Restaurant, Toco´s Italian Restaurant and the Soto Japanese Garden Restaurant.

Bring to Shore

What to bring to shore?

Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan on doing a lot of walking around.

If you are staying outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are a must!

Make sure you don´t forget your camera either!



Your cruise ship will dock at either the Princes Wharf or Queens Wharf at the Central Auckland port, right in the heart of the city.

Taxis are readily available outside the pier area for transportation around the city.


General Information

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)

Language: English

Population: 1,354,900

Time Zone: NZST (UTC+12)