About the area:
Auckland is situated on a narrow isthmus, bounded by two harbors - the Waitemata and the Manukau - at the southern end of the Auckland Peninsula. Auckland is the main gateway to New Zealand and the center of commerce and industry. With a population of about one million, it is New Zealand's largest urban area. Auckland offers something for everyone - great beaches, a beautiful harbor, fantastic shopping, and the nightlife and culture of a metropolitan city.