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The weather in Auckland
You can see our climate diagram above. February is the warmest month in Auckland with average maximum temperatures of 24°. However, temperatures can go lower than 8° in Auckland in July. The rainiest month is February while the driest month is January.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and is located on two harbours on the country's northern island. It's the urban capital despite not being the official one and has an array of museums, restaurants and attractions to explore. Holiday apartments in Auckland are made up of city apartments, some overlooking the gulf and suburban houses in the city's leafy residential neighbourhoods.
Food and Drink in Auckland
Auckland has a diverse culinary scene reflecting the eclectic inhabitants. Queens' Arcade is home to an excellent collection of budget restaurants, especially for Asian dishes. The Stables is an upmarket food court with over 10 restaurants to choose from. A must in Auckland is Fish Smith in Herne Bay which serves traditional fish and chips with an unusual twist and if you are seeking something a little more refined and romantic, The Esplanade Bar and Grill is a traditional-style eaterie with a waterside location. Pakuranga Night Market is an excellent place to spend the evening working your way through the international vendors and sampling a range of fabulous dishes from around the world.
Auckland's Cultural Scene
Auckland is home to the country' largest collection of art at the impressive Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. In addition to the permanent exhibits, it's worth checking the scheduled lectures, screenings and talks to see if anything of interest is happening when you visit. Both historically significant and visually stunning, the Winter Gardens are a short walk from the museum. The city has numerous theatres and performance spaces staging concerts, plays and musicals. Venues include the Bruce Mason Centre, Western Springs Stadium and The Civic. There are also plenty of opportunities to explore Maori culture in Auckland. From the Māngere Mountain Education Centre to guided tours, there are many opportunities to immerse yourself in the county's native culture.
Exploring Beyond Auckland
Waiheke Island is a half hour boat ride from Auckland and home to just 8000 people. Waiheke has a small historic village which can be visited for a small donation and you can take a tour to explore the rolling landscape. The island is also a popular area for wine cultivation with several vineyards to explore. Rangitoto Island is a hiker's paradise and home to a number of lava caves, providing the perfect opportunity to see an ecological highlight just a 25-minute ferry ride from Auckland. A scenic train connects Auckland with Hamilton and takes roughly an hour and a half. Highlights of this charming town on the banks of the Waikato River include Hamilton Gardens, a large zoo and Arts Posts, three multifunctional exhibition spaces.
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