Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest and culturally most diverse city: When walking through the centre, it seems like strolling through Hong Kong or Tokyo: 20 % of Auckland’s population comes from Asia. Many of them come here to study or learn English, but most are first or second generation New Zealanders.
After 6 weeks in New Zealand, we realized that it is not worth spending much time in cities and so we only spent two days there, before flying to Hong Kong. This was just enough to visit the city’s highlights: take the ferry to lovely Devonport and a tour through a harbour, explore the museum and the art gallery.
Our hostel was located in the neighbourhood of Mount Eden which made a stroll up this hill a must. From the top, you have a spectacular 360 degree view of Auckland, one of the few things that are free in this town! Our last day in New Zealand was a beautiful autumn day, so we made a trip up the famous 328 metre Sky Tower, our very last sightseeing.