About Auckland (AKL)
Situated on a narrow strip of land that joins the Northland peninsula to the rest of the North Island, Auckland is the largest city and main transport hub of New Zealand. The city oozes with a large number of yachts which huddle at Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, and thus is known as 'City of Sails'. Auckland is generally built on a giant volcanic field which comprises of 48 volcanoes that impart grace to the land, and due to this, it is also known as 'City of Extinct Volcanoes'. Owing to the city's landscape with seamless beauty, giant harbor and innumerable islands, the place presents to its visitors a mix of urban fun and country like soothing joy. The city is quite famous for its water activities. You can enjoy a grand cruise on a yacht or launch, that travels from central Auckland. Here Auckland's Dolphin Explorer provides you marine mammal eco-safaris that surf in Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to show you bottlenose dolphins, Brydes whales and orca. For the sake of fun of yacht racing you can participate in the yacht races that are periodically launched in the waters. Ferries across to Devonport are available that take you for a delicious lunch or a shopping spree.
The multitude islands of Hauraki Gulf which is situated on the entrance into Auckland City, are the major source of enjoyment and exploration. An half hour ferry ride from city centre takes you to Waiheke Island to enjoy drinks and beachcombing. Nature lovers can explore the wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi where you can photograph the flora and fauna. Similarly pleasurable nature visits can be undertaken on Great Barrier Island where you can peek at historic kauri dams, and take a dip in natural hot springs. Not only natural activities, but there is a peculiar urban sophistication also about this city. Have spectacular views from Sky Tower, where you can indulge in Sky walk or Sky jump.
Auckland is such a heavenly place where not only dark and dense woods await for being explored, but also urban charms are ready to enchant you with its man made constructions. Be it a family trip, friends' outing or a honeymoon trip, the city of Auckland is a pleasure hunt in itself. Don't know how to organize the trip without making a hole in your pocket? Log onto MakeMyTrip.com, and go for online booking. Being India's leading travel portal, you can book your online flight tickets, scroll through the accommodation options and buy cheap travel packages. MakeMyTrip is always ready to organize your travel package with cheapest rates, and affordability in all things.
About Wellington (WLG)
Situated between sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, Wellington is the capital city and second most populated urban area of New Zealand. Wellington, also called ‘Coolest Little Capital in the World’ is famous for its art, culture and native beauty. Wellington is situated at the southern end of the North Island and its economy is mostly based on its tourism. From culture to coffee, music to movie making, this city will leave you wanting more. The city is well served by Wellington International Airport, and electrified Wellington Railway Station. The city has a variety of architectural styles from past 150 years. The city is a home to collection of museums and some of them are Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand) dynamic and interactive situated on the waterfront, the National Library of New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, the Museum of Wellington city and sea, Colonial Cottage is the oldest building situated in Mount Cook, the New Zealand Cricket Museum, Old St Paul's and the Wellington city Art Gallery. Do take a ride of the historical Wellington Cable Car to the Botanical Garden which will give you the feeling of an historical era. The Carter Observatory showcases one of the most amazing planetarium shows. The drive on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is an adventure which will take you to some of the New Zealand's top wine producing regions and is a great place to start your wine-tasting journey. Wellington is a place to have bars and restaurants more than that in New Zealand and offers a variety of cuisines. The city's some of the restaurants are world famous. The Cuba Street is the best place to have a slice of Bohemia, boutique shopping and some of the best coffee in town.
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