English-speaking world

August 02, 2014

AUCKLAND

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand. It has a population of just under a million people and is located on North Island. This seaport is an important centre for business and industry. It is also the most dynamic and multicultural city in New Zealand.
The history of the city goes back 650 years when the Maoris settled in the area. European settlement began in 1840 when the British arrived. New Zealand's first governor, Captain William Hobson, made Auckland the capital. Later, the capital moved to Wellington, because it was more central. Since 1945, the city of Auckland has grown and it now has large modern suburbs.

Auckland Waterfront, New Zealand. The ever-changing skyline of New Zealand's largest city is seldom better depicted than from the placid waters of the Waitemata Harbour.

Famous sights include Mt Eden, one of the many volcanic hills, as well as the Auckland Harbour Bridge. At the Parnell Village you can visit some of the first European settlers' homes. In the city is the beautiful Auckland Domain which is famous for its large palm trees and exotic plants. You can see Maoris perform their traditional dances at the Auckland Museum.
From wherever you are in the city, you can see the sea. Auckland's nickname is 'the city of sails' because it has more boats than anywhere else in the world. It has a warm climate with plenty of sunshine.

1 comment:

  1. Kraj dla mnie egzotyczny. Ale widoki całkiem swojskie.

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