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travel The North Island N Auckland ew Zealand’s largest urban area, Auckland features major sporting events, concerts, festivals, outdoor adventures, designer shopping and top-notch food and wine. This diverse and multicultural city is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world and at the Auckland Museum you can see the largest collection of Maori treasures anywhere in the world. Auckland (above) and Milford Sound (opposite page). The city is surrounded by beautiful beaches, hiking trails and islands – in the country. At the top, enjoy a The Islands around Auckland many which are accessible within half meal at Auckland’s only 360-degree Waiheke Island is home to a an hour of the city. Head up the Sky revolving restaurant or absorb the delightful blend of vineyards, olive Tower and see the city lights at night magnificent sunset views from the groves, beaches, art studios and from the tallest man-made structure observation platforms. trendy cafes. Here you can sample linkonline.com.au travel 51