, or the “City of Sails,” is New Zealand’s largest city with approximately 1.3 million people. This beautiful place boasts three harbors, two mountain ranges, 48 volcanic cones and more than fifty islands – making it a recreational paradise. Auckland enjoys a warm climate without an extreme of temperature - thus one of the best ways to experience the “City of Sails,” is on the water. You will find an abundance of yacht charters and yacht services in Auckland, as well as harbor and island cruises, fishing safaris, ocean safaris and adventure sailing. Regular ferries service the islands of Hauraki Gulf. Cruise the Auckland coastline to the world renowned island bird sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi, or take a short ferry ride to Rangitoto, Auckland’s unique volcanic island. Aside from sailing and boating, other popular sports in Auckland include rugby, cricket and golf, and windsurfing and kayaking are very popular in the bays around Auckland Harbor, with regular guided expeditions to the islands. There is so much to see and do in this modern city - beautiful beaches, enchanting islands, water sports, hiking trails, golf, shopping, nightlife and excellent cuisine. It is little wonder it has been regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world.