Auckland

Print of a painting of Auckland port, 1857
Queen Street (c.1889); painting by Jacques Carabain. Most of the buildings depicted were demolished during rampant modernisation in the 1970s.
Looking east over the area that became Wynyard Quarter with the Auckland CBD in the middle distance, c. 1950s.
The urbanised extent of Auckland (red),
Satellite view of the Auckland isthmus and Waitematā Harbour
A view over Chelsea Sugar Refinery's lower dam towards Auckland Harbour Bridge and the CBD
The volcanic Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf, with the remnant of Takaroro / Mount Cambria in the foreground (yellow, grassy reserve) . Viewed from Takarunga / Mount Victoria over Devonport.
Asians are Auckland's fastest growing ethnic group. Here, lion dancers perform at the Auckland Lantern Festival.
St Matthew-in-the-City, a historic Anglican church in the Auckland CBD
Projection of the Auckland Region's population growth to 2031
Pedestrians on Vulcan Lane in the CBD
The modern section of the Auckland Art Gallery, completed in 2011
Albert Park in central Auckland
View from the top of Maungawhau / Mount Eden
Landmark House
The twin towers of the National Bank Centre are among the tallest buildings in Auckland
Terraced housing built in 1897 as residential buildings and associated place houses for John Endean
Auckland Town Hall entrance on Queen Street
Old Government House, former residence of the Governor
The University of Auckland clock tower building is a 'Category I' historic place, completed in 1926
Railway lines serve the western, southern and eastern parts of the city from the Britomart Transport Centre.
Aerial view of the Auckland Harbour Bridge
The Auckland CBD skyline and Harbour Bridge at sunset.
The International Terminal at Auckland International Airport
Otahuhu Power Station's 404MW combined cycle turbine, also known as Otahuhu B

Large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand.

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A view of the Waitematā Harbour looking nort-west towards the Auckland Harbour Bridge

Waitematā Harbour

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A view of the Waitematā Harbour looking nort-west towards the Auckland Harbour Bridge
The Auckland City skyline from the Waitematā Harbour
The eastern edge of Herne Bay, one of the wooded beach reserves typical of the harbour.
A container ship sailing out of the harbour
The Auckland waterfront, one of the most popular areas of Waitematā Harbour
A sketch by John Johnson (1794-1848) of Waitematā Harbour as seen from the suburb of Ponsonby
Waitematā Harbour with the Sky Tower and Maungawhau / Mount Eden (behind Sky Tower) in the centre, as seen from the North Shore somewhere between Bayswater Marina (left) and the Harbour Bridge (out of frame, to the right).

Waitematā Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand.

Typical forest in the Waitākere Ranges

Waitākere Ranges

Mountain range in New Zealand.

Mountain range in New Zealand.

Typical forest in the Waitākere Ranges
Lion Rock, Piha

Located between metropolitan Auckland and the west coast of the former Waitakere City and Rodney District, the ranges and its foothills and coasts comprise some 27,720 ha of public and private land.

Auckland CBD

The Dilworth Building, one of the few remaining stately older buildings along Queen Street
Aerial view of the CBD
The CBD economy is dominated by Ports of Auckland and by business and financial support services.
Late 2000s apartment block on Nelson Street, considered by some to be an "eyesore". Many of these buildings saw strong criticism – and sometimes lack of tenant interest – due to perceived problems with building quality, lack of urban design and too-small unit sizes (with a bylaw banning very small units coming in only in 2005).
Symonds Street of the Auckland CBD overlooking the Auckland University of Technology (middle) and the University of Auckland (right).
The Auckland Ferry Terminal on the waterfront
View over Auckland CBD from the Sky Tower
View of Auckland CBD from North Shore City

The Auckland City Centre, sometimes called the Central Business District (CBD), is the geographical and economic heart of the Auckland metropolitan area.

Coat of arms of the University of Auckland

University of Auckland

Coat of arms of the University of Auckland
The clock tower building (Old Arts Building) on the City Campus. The building is protected as a 'Category I' historic place, and was finished in 1926. It is considered an Auckland landmark and icon of the university.
University House, a former synagogue, leased by the university
Plaque commemorating the opening of the Science Centre of the University of Auckland by the Queen Mother in 1966. The plaque is currently placed outside Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre in Building 301 of the Science Centre.
Inside the Recreation Centre of the University of Auckland City Campus in 2019. The Recreation Centre is scheduled to be replaced by a new Recreation and Wellness Centre by mid 2020s.
Part of the Medical School buildings at Grafton
Alfred Nathan House (Building 103) of the University of Auckland, which currently houses the School of Graduate Studies and AskAuckland Central
The School of Population Health building on the Tāmaki Campus
Buildings 303 (left) and 302 (right) of the Science Centre at the City Campus of the University of Auckland
Building 529 (Old Liggins Building) of the University of Auckland Grafton Campus
The University of Auckland Innovation Institute China (UOAIIC) in Hangzhou, China
Albert Barracks wall remnant and the General Library on the City Campus (June 2012)
Rom Harré
Jane Taylor
Lucy Lawless
David Lange
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
Jo Aleh
Portrait of Professor Roger Curtis Green from the Department of Anthropology

The University of Auckland is a public research university based in Auckland, New Zealand.

The gallery building, showing the clock tower

Auckland Art Gallery

The gallery building, showing the clock tower
In Time of Peril, by Lord Leighton, 1897
John Gibb, Low tide, Governor's Bay, 1883
With the extension added in the 1970s, seen from a nearby parking building
After the demolition of the 1970s extension, in 2009
The extension completed in 2011

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the principal public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.

William Hobson

British Royal Navy officer who served as the first Governor of New Zealand.

British Royal Navy officer who served as the first Governor of New Zealand.

Retro Pattern Crown: Tāmati Wāka Nene shaking hands with Hobson at Waitangi on 6 February 1840
An extant copy of Hobson's treaty
Grave of Captain William Hobson

He also selected the site for a new capital, which he named Auckland.

The sandy isthmus or tombolo "The Neck" connects North and South Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia.

Isthmus

Narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water by which they are otherwise separated.

Narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water by which they are otherwise separated.

The sandy isthmus or tombolo "The Neck" connects North and South Bruny Island in Tasmania, Australia.
Aerial perspective of the isthmus of Bruny Island
Karelian Isthmus in Russia, which lies between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga

The city of Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand is situated on an isthmus.

Auckland Airport

Largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019.

Largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019.

Mangere International Airport in 1965
Aerial view (2017)
International Terminal
International Terminal check-in hall underneath the departures level.
The Air New Zealand domestic check in hall at Auckland Airport in June 2012
AKL international terminal
New international departure atrium at Auckland Airport in 2010

The airport is located near Mangere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 km south of the Auckland city centre.

The North Island, in relation to the South Island and Stewart Island

North Island

One of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the larger but much less populous South Island by the Cook Strait.

One of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the larger but much less populous South Island by the Cook Strait.

The North Island, in relation to the South Island and Stewart Island
Egmont National Park
Tongariro National Park
Map of the North Island showing some of its cities
Territorial authorities of the North Island

From north to south, they are Whangārei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Whanganui, Palmerston North, and New Zealand's capital city Wellington, which is located at the south-west tip of the island.

Terraces carved by Māori into the slopes of One Tree Hill

Auckland volcanic field

Terraces carved by Māori into the slopes of One Tree Hill

The Auckland volcanic field is an area of monogenetic volcanoes covered by much of the metropolitan area of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, located in the North Island.