Auckland is New Zealand's most urbanized city, home to 33% of the country's population
It is the largest political, and economic center of the island nation spreading in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The city is located on 48 extinct volcanoes, which turned into mountains, lakes, and even islands. It is deservedly called the most colorful city of Polynesia, because it harmoniously combines Asian, European and Polynesian cultures. Tourists won't find any historical monuments of architecture, ancient castles and fortresses here, but that's not what attracts millions of travelers here year after year. Auckland is beautiful with its nature and plenty of modern museums and galleries. Travelers of all ages will enjoy spending a few days here, and many will consider staying here forever.