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Old Oct 30th 2013, 1:05 am
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Auckland has been rated one of the world's top 10 cities to visit by travel bible Lonely Planet.

The city, which attracts 1.8 million foreign visitors a year, sits alongside iconic places including Paris, Zurich, Shanghai and Vancouver in the ninth annual Best in Travel guide


(from: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/new...ectid=11147736)

Well, well. I reckon one or two posters might have a thing or two to say about that.
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Originally Posted by bourbon-biscuit View Post


(from: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/new...ectid=11147736)

Well, well. I reckon one or two posters might have a thing or two to say about that.
I think it's just a yearly list that constantly changes and gives people ideas where to travel, it's not really saying Auckland us one of the worlds best cities.

But apart from that, it is a good place to visit as a tourist I think, beautiful location with the harbour and islands, excellent food, good parks and unique volcanoes spread around the city, some good wineries in Kumeu/Waiheke, enough interesting things like museums and art gallery. If you were flying to NZ for a holiday then it's worth spending a few days in Auckland rather than just flying straight to the South Island.
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Reading the Herald piece I noted that LP rate the shopping in AKL highly????

Clearly they have made that one up. Wellington is so much better for shopping than Auckland, even if you consider all the "centres" in the City as one place, when they are a good bus ride apart.

I agree with SR, the NZ media have chosen to over-blow a positive story about NZ. Nothing unusual there.........
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So I can expect to see Hamilton make the list soon, then?


I struggle to enjoy Auckland because I just hate traffic hassles, but I remain convinced there's a beautiful city there I'm missing out on- it's just once one makes it to Manukau, one is just as well to get on a plane and go to a much better city somewhere else, no?
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my brother is planning a visit next year, he asked what there is to do in aux,
I thought for a while and said. . . . .errrr nothing !!
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Each to their own. ......... haha... :r ofl:
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Ha ha - that's because Auckland's new nickname is SIn Ciy after the major Len Brown saga - tee hee, he is the perfect major to run this place, heaps to do if you like casinos, and brothels and have lots of dirty cash.

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Ha ha - that's because Auckland's new nickname is SIn Ciy after the major Len Brown saga - tee hee, he is the perfect major to run this place, heaps to do if you like casinos, and brothels and have lots of dirty cash.
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