June 21, 2017

#TravelTuesday with #Trafalgar quiz: Answer

Where in the world can Trafalgar Tours take you? 

                                                                                                                              Photo © Naruedom/Adobestock

Auckland! 

New Zealand’s capital city from 1842-1865, Auckland is not only a renowned tourist destination for many a traveller around the world, it is also known as one of the most affordable cities to live in globally. According to statistics, more people live in Auckland than in the whole of New Zealand’s South Island.

Auckland’s position on a peninsula between Waitemata and Manukau Harbour, means the city is home to some of the most famous water masses, unsurpassed landscapes and unique wildlife. Travellers are able to partake in some of the amazing exploration walks in the world, such as the 16-kilometre Coast-to-Coast walk from the Pacific Ocean to the Tasmanian sea.

Auckland's iconic skyline, featuring the Sky Tower                                                    Photo © David_Steele/AdobeStock

The largest Polynesian city in the world, Auckland is also known as “the city of sails”. It is said the destination has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world, with one in three households owning a boat and sailing being a weekly – if not daily – ritual for most residents. It’s therefore probably no surprise that this is a prime destination for international boat tournaments. In 2014, the city served as the halfway point for the high profile Global Ocean Race.

The city is also built on one of the world’s youngest volcanic fields and Auckland is home to more than 50 volcanoes, which are said to have originated from a magma source located 100 kilometres below the city. While it may sound a bit daunting, it is not expected that the volcanoes will ever again become active. It does, however, make for some great exploration and popular locations, include the hiking spot Pigeon Mountain and Mount Rotskill, which have some very steep views from the summit.

Mount Eden, one of the 50 volcanoes that make Auckland's landscape so incredible        Photo © superjoseph/AdobeStock

Speaking of views, don’t miss Auckland’s Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere and the 23rd tallest tower in the world. Standing at 328 metres tall on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets, the tower offers crystal-clear views of the city for 80 kilometres in every direction. Book at table at one of the tower’s restaurants and enjoy a meal and perhaps some vino with some serious view.

Inspired to visit Auckland? Book your Trafalgar holiday today


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