Auckland and Wellington are New Zealand’s top two cities. Most flights into NZ arrive in Auckland, our most populous city, Wellington is the Capital. Both have lots of things going for them, as the awards below attest.
Conde Nest Traveler has named Auckland one of the worlds top cities
I have just finished writing an article about Auckland for a Cruise Ship magazine – a lot of Cruise ships come on by as well.
I love that in Auckland within an hour you can be on
- a wild west coast black sand beach
- a sedate white sand east coast beach
- a track in the rainforest
- an island off Auckland’s coast
Auckland was also listed by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 Places to Visit in 2014
Vogue has named Wellington “The coolest little city in the world”
New Zealand’s capital city is no longer just a sleepy layover town where you catch the ferry across the Cook Strait. Vogue has gone on to name 15 top spots in Wellington to visit on a trip
I have always loved visiting Wellington, it is so compact and easy to get around. It is the home of Te Papa, our National Museum, it is a place of culture and art. It buzzes with energy. Snuggled as it is around the shoreline of the harbou, it is a very beautiful city.
The only thing not going for it, is that one day soon there will be a BIG earthquake, and I would not like to be there for that. A lot of those houses perched on hillsides look very vulnerable.