First Timer's Guide To Auckland

First Timer's Guide To Auckland

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You're in Auckland for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Perfect for city-side families. If the east coast bays are too far then Mission Bay is a good alternative. Looks good, great playground, modest surf and lots of expensive cafes nearby! -- Andrew Spear via Foursquare
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    Beautiful beach! Dogs allowed -- Rachel Lodin via Foursquare
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    The best beach I have ever known. It's seen me fall on the rocks as a kid, get engaged, walk & run it, even let my dog pee on it, and it's never complained. A Good beach worth keeping. -- Paula Melville via Foursquare
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    PARKING: If there are no spaces available on Stadium Road or Great North Road then try opposite the sports field in Ivanhoe Road. -- Peter Cronwright via Foursquare
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    The cafe has amazing toasted sandwiches, and the lovely balcony will be glorious to sit on in summer. Welcome to the new Auckland Art Gallery! -- View New Zealand via Foursquare
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    Lovely historical icon and genuinely nice place to wander. Check out the fernery which is underrated -- Ben Mayson via Foursquare
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    Nice beach with a great view, and not as crowded as Mission Bay. -- Xavier V via Foursquare
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    This is a beautiful beach. Sit down for a while and enjoy the sights. :) -- Jeremy Naylor via Foursquare
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    Totally relaxing atmosphere. Just a few walks aways and you'll find yourself surrounded by different restaurants and dessert houses. Best place to visit for picnics and small gatherings with friends. -- RJJ Alkisada via Foursquare
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    Nice beach with view of Rangitoto. Near a wide selection of shops and supermarkets and bus routes. -- Andrew Milton via Foursquare
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    The kids playground is cool with a long zip wire / flying fox. -- Nick Allen via Foursquare
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    The 84-year-old museum houses the most comprehensive Maori and Pacific Islander art collection in the Southern Hemisphere: graphic textiles; war canoes; even whare (traditional Maori meeting houses). -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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