Auckland is the largest urban region, as well as the most populated in New Zealand. It is located on the Northern Island of New Zealand, in the Auckland region. The Pacific Ocean's Hauraki Gulf and the famous Manukau Harbor are on both sides of Auckland. Auckland serves as a substantial commercial, educational, and arts hub, and has been classified as a World City as such. The cityscape of Auckland is quite attractive complete with intricate and stunning architectural designs. One such building is the majestic Sky Tower, towering high with beautiful panoramic views of parts of the city below. From this point, the Viaduct Harbor is in sight, crowned with numerous superyachts and speed boats, and lined with several bars, food courts, and cafes. One of Auckland's oldest parks called Auckland Domain is home to the famous and ever beautiful Winter Gardens and is surrounded by a splendid sight of an extinct volcano, one big tourist attraction spot in Auckland. Just nearby, visitors throng to partake of the beauty of the stunning promenade at the famous Mission Bay Beach. Auckland Museum is home to the cultural and historical preservations of Auckland. It contains displays of stunning antique pieces and artworks that portray Auckland's Polynesian and Maori histories. Local foodstuffs, crafts, and other goods and products are found in plenty at the famous Polynesian Market. The market is located within the suburbs of the Otara Region, which is located in the southern part of Auckland. For boutiques and high-end fashion shops, visitors like to go to the famous Ponsonby Area, a spot for most shopping options and to the Nuffield Street, where numerous boutiques and international fashion designer shops are lined up to offer more varied shopping. Ancient artifacts dating back to the fourteenth century are displayed at the famous Toi o Tamaki Art Gallery. Here, there are more than over ten thousand samples of European works, and Kiwi displays stretching from the past to the present day. Close by, the dazzling Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is home to an exhibition of a beautiful penguin colony as well as an excellent opportunity to dive and snorkel with the sharks.
Auckland experiences an oceanic climate, which is also characterized by features of a subtropical climate. The summer days are warm and humid and are characterized by moderately warm temperatures without the excess heat. The winter days, on the other hand, are damp and pleasantly mild with sporadic cases of snowfall. All the days, all year round, have calm mornings that are warm and still. Tourism in Auckland is an all-year-round activity, and it gets better with the numerous tourist spots around the city. However, the peak of the travel season is during summer and the fall, between November and April. Between June and July and between September and October, schools are closed, and many students may be in Auckland for holidays. On the sixth day of February, the people of Auckland hold the Waitangi Day, with many feasts and celebrations to remember the day when the Waitangi Treaty was signed. Then, in March, the Auckland Cup Horse Race is held with spectators and competitors coming in from far and wide. Another popular event in Auckland is the Pasifika Festival, where the people of Auckland take to appreciating the cultural practices of the people of the Pacific Island. Another significant event in Auckland is the Maori New year that is celebrated in between June and July with great feasts.