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Auckland Fun Facts

You can walk from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea in four hours

Auckland boasts the world’s highest boat ownership per capita hence it’s nickname “the city of Sails”

The Sky Tower is the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere at 328 metres

Auckland is home to over 50 volcanoes

Famous Aucklanders you may have heard of include former prime minister Helen Clark, pop music sensation Lorde, Lucy Lawless (aka Xena the Warrior Princess ) Sir Edmund Hillary, Jonah Lomu, David Tua, and running legend Arthur Lydiard.

More people live in Auckland than in the whole of the South Island

Auckland was the capital of New Zealand for 25 years from 1842-1865

You can still use pigeon post on
Great Barrier Island

Auckland has 265 days of sunshine per year

Auckland is the largest Polynesian
city in the world

Things to See in Auckland

Sky Tower | Britomart | Auckland Museum | Victoria Park Market | Waitakere Ranges | Auckland Harbour Bridge | Rangitoto Island | Auckland Botanic Gardens | Rainbows End