Auckland is the largest city, but also the most cosmopolitan and most hedonistic of New Zealand. It offers an impressive town centre, full of skyscrapers and monuments such as the Auckland Harbour Bridge or the Sky Tower.
Don’t forget to visit the Auckland Museum where you can learn all about the Haka.
If you prefer to relax, you can take a stroll in Cornwall Park or at Mission Bay, where you can kayak and sail on the Waitemata Harbour.
However, if you want to get out of town, the vineyards and beaches are not far away.