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Some of the best views of Auckland's skyline are available from Devonport's hills. Onfokus iStock / Getty Images

An estimated 30 million sheep, or about six sheep per person, can be found throughout New Zealand. Mark Meredith Getty Images

Downtown's Sky Tower observation deck features 360-degree views of the city and the Hauraki Gulf. gracethang iStock / Getty Images

Rangitoto Island, which is just a 30-minute ferry ride from central Auckland, is one of the city's most convenient and beautiful natural wonders. AnastasiaRas iStock / Getty Images

A variety of boats can be found docked at Viaduct Harbour's marina. Before leaving this waterfront precinct, grab a bite to eat at one of the area's top-notch restaurants. DianesPhotographic Designs Getty Images

Overlooking Manukau Harbour, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park's lush Huia region features everything from scenic walks to fishing to abseiling. Nazar Abbas Photography Getty Images

From Auckland's attraction names to mainstream sporting events, the cultural and linguistic traditions of the Maori (New Zealand's indigenous people) are hard to miss. Mike Powell Getty Images

No matter where you turn on Waiheke Island, you'll find sweeping bay views. Steve Clancy Photography Getty Images

Jaw-dropping Auckland skyline vistas are front and center at Mount Eden, the city's highest natural point. Robert Chang iStock / Getty Images

Native to New Zealand, the green-lipped mussel is available at many local restaurants. AlizadaStudios iStock / Getty Images

Just across the harbor from downtown Auckland lies the suburb of Devonport, where you'll find quaint boutiques and charming cafes. denizunlusu Getty Images

It's easy to feel worlds away from the city as you walk beneath Cornwall Park's majestic trees. Jose Antonio Maciel Getty Images

Any trip to Auckland would not be complete without a daytrip to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The highlight of this underground cave network is the glowworms, which are exclusively found in New Zealand. MarcelStrelow iStock / Getty Images

Culture enthusiasts and history buffs will love exploring the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which sits atop a hill in the Auckland Domain. mastapiece iStock / Getty Images

Devonport's east coast boasts breathtaking Rangitoto Island vistas. Danuruj iStock / Getty Images

For a glimpse into movie-making magic, take a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, the country's only remaining set from "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films. blue_quartz Flickr

In addition to being considered one of the best rugby teams in the world, the New Zealand All Blacks are known for their pre-game rituals. To intimidate the opposing team, the All Blacks perform the "haka" (a traditional Maori war cry) before every match. J Chou Flickr

Tiritiri Matangi Island, which is home to Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary, features breathaking views of the Hauraki Gulf. UnicusX Getty Images

Mount Eden, a dormant volcano less than 3 miles south of central Auckland, is the highest natural point in the city. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

Though you'll find the usual lions, tigers and monkeys here, be sure to check out the Auckland Zoo's little penguins, kiwi birds, fur seals and other indigenous animals. tiger_barb iStock / Getty Images

In addition to seeing hobbit homes and The Green Dragon Inn during a Hobbiton Movie Set tour, you'll discover charming cottages sprinkled around the property. Brent307 iStock / Getty Images

The picturesque Waitakere Ranges Regional Park is a nature lover's paradise, offering some of the region's best hiking trails and scenery. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

A fairly common bird species to see at Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary, tuis are dark in color with pops of green, white and brown. Mark Meredith Getty Images

One of Cornwall Park's most popular sights is One Tree Hill, which features an obelisk dedicated to the country's Maori residents. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

Before entering the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, take a minute (or two) to admire the gallery's architecture, which seemlessly blends modern lines with the building's historical character. chameleonseye Getty Images

More than 45 volcanic islands and cones can be found throughout Auckland, including Browns Island, Rangitoto Island and Mount Eden. Mark Meredith Getty Images

Seven species of primates call the Auckland Zoo home, including pygmy marmosets, golden lion tamarins and spider monkeys. Nazar Abbas Photography Getty Images

Waiheke Island's vineyards grow some of the North Island's best wine grapes. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

Those who've come to New Zealand for an adrenaline rush can walk around or bungee jump off of the Sky Tower's 53rd floor. mikeuk iStock / Getty Images

Light pollution is limited in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, making it a prime place to stargaze. NZSteve iStock / Getty Images

Guided walks around Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary start at the wharf and end at the visitor center by the island's lighthouse. NZSteve Getty Images

The Hobbiton Movie Set sits on a working sheep farm in Matamata, a town located about 110 miles southwest of Auckland. rjcox Flickr

Featuring expansive lava fields and the world's largest pohutukawa forest, Rangitoto Island is New Zealand's youngest volcano. tomaspavelka iStock / Getty Images

You'll notice stalagmites (calcium salt deposits rising up from a cave floor) and stalactites (calcium salt deposits hanging down from a cave ceiling) as you stroll through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. irina88w iStock / Getty Images

Rare birds like the South Island takahe, a flightless species known for its deep blue head and bright red beak, can be spotted at Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary. Mark Meredith Getty Images

Many of Viaduct Harbour's cafes and restaurants offer alfresco dining by the water. Bevis Chin Flickr

To get to the top of Mount Eden, visitors will need to walk up one of six paths. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

Devonport offers several white sand beaches, but one of its most popular options for swimming, picnicking and taking in beautiful sea panoramas is Cheltenham Beach. Olga Katrychenko New Zealand Getty Images

No visit to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park would be complete without hiking a few of its scenic trails. Nazar Abbas Photography Getty Images

It's hard to miss this wooden canopy that hangs above the entrance to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. LatitudeStock - Emma Durnford Getty Images

Hike up Rangitoto Island's summit for breathtaking gulf vistas. 988d3f0b_70 iStock / Getty Images

There are 350-plus species of trees, including some with giant exposed roots, growing inside Cornwall Park. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

You'll find the New Zealand Maritime Museum just steps from Viaduct Harbour's main dining thoroughfare. chameleonseye iStock / Getty Images

One of the Auckland Zoo's cutest residents is its meerkats. jumaydesigns iStock / Getty Images

Although some hobbit homes at the Hobbiton Movie Set were built with small doors to make certain characters appear taller during filming, those used in hobbit-only shots feature average heights. Pablo Cuneo Flickr

Getting to Waiheke Island requires hiring a boat or riding the Fullers ferry. It travels between the city center and the island more than 25 times per day. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

It's hard to miss the Sky Tower protruding from Auckland's skyline, especially at night when various colors illuminate its spire. NCHANT Getty Images

Since the 1920s, part of Cornwall Park has been used as a farm with sheep and cows. Sorang iStock / Getty Images

One of Waitakere Ranges Regional Park's most picturesque (and popular) places to visit is Piha, a black sand beach known for its top-notch surf and jaw-dropping rock formations. Nazar Abbas Photography Getty Images

If you're visiting the New Zealand Maritime Museum, you can quickly reach Viaduct Harbour's eateries by walking across the Wynyard Crossing bridge. chameleonseye Getty Images

Kiwis love their fish and chips, a fried fish dish commonly made with local species like hoki, snapper and tarakihi. Westend61 Getty Images

The first part of your Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour will be on foot, but you'll end your visit wading beneath the glowworms in a small boat. powerofforever iStock / Getty Images

Rangitoto Island features views of downtown Auckland from its southeastern shore. PatrikStedrak iStock / Getty Images

Exhibits at the Auckland War Memorial Museum include military aircraft and Maori structures with intricate carvings. David Farquhar Flickr

Rangitoto Island offers a variety of hiking paths through lush vegetation and lava fields. olyniteowl iStock / Getty Images

If you need a break from zip lining or wine tasting on Waiheke Island, head to one of the island's white sand beaches. Traveler-approved options include Oneroa and Onetangi beaches. Michael Runkel Getty Images

The New Zealand Maritime Museum features various exhibits, including one with replicas of early canoes, a 1950s-style beach shop and a rocking steerage cabin similar to ones used to carry immigrants to New Zealand in the 19th century. Alex Indigo Flickr

More than 32,000 plants can be found in Cornwall Park's 12 garden beds. denizunlusu iStock / Getty Images

Auckland Skyline View picture in Auckland
Sheep picture in Auckland
Sky Tower picture in Auckland
Rangitoto Island picture in Auckland
Viaduct Harbour picture in Auckland
Huia picture in Auckland
Maori picture in Auckland
Waiheke Island picture in Auckland
Mount Eden picture in Auckland
Green-Lipped Mussels picture in Auckland
Devonport picture in Auckland
Cornwall Park picture in Auckland
Waitomo Glowworm Caves picture in Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum picture in Auckland
Rangitoto Island Views picture in Auckland
Hobbiton Movie Set picture in Auckland
New Zealand All Blacks picture in Auckland
Tiritiri Matangi Island picture in Auckland
Aerial View of Mount Eden picture in Auckland
Auckland Zoo picture in Auckland
Cottage picture in Auckland
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park picture in Auckland
Tui picture in Auckland
One Tree Hill picture in Auckland
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki picture in Auckland
Volcanic Islands picture in Auckland
Primates picture in Auckland
Vineyards picture in Auckland
SkyWalk and SkyJump picture in Auckland
Stargazing picture in Auckland
Lighthouse picture in Auckland
Hobbiton Sheep picture in Auckland
Lava Fields picture in Auckland
Stalagmites and Stalactites picture in Auckland
Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary picture in Auckland
Viaduct Harbour Eateries picture in Auckland
Mount Eden Walk picture in Auckland
Cheltenham Beach picture in Auckland
Hiking Waitakere picture in Auckland
Wooden Canopy picture in Auckland
Gulf Vistas picture in Auckland
Trees picture in Auckland
New Zealand Maritime Museum picture in Auckland
Meerkats picture in Auckland
Hobbit Home picture in Auckland
Boats picture in Auckland
Sky Tower at Night picture in Auckland
Farm picture in Auckland
Piha Beach picture in Auckland
Wynyard Crossing picture in Auckland
Fish and Chips picture in Auckland
Cave Boat picture in Auckland
Auckland View picture in Auckland
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Beaches picture in Auckland
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