Manukau, Auckland Attractions

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Nestled between two breathtaking harbours, the sparkling Waitemata and the brooding Manukau, Auckland is the commercial hub of New Zealand. Greater Auckland is a diverse metropolitan area with 48 volcanoes, 50 islands, 22 regional parks and more than 50 vineyards that make it different from any other city in the world. Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world and Manukau City has world acclaim for its dynamic multi-cultural population and its vibrant cultural diversity epitomised by the Polynesian Markets held at Otara and Mangere weekly.

MANUKAU FACTS

  • 17% of the population is Maori with 22 marae
  • 27% of the population are Pacific Islanders
  • New Zealand's third largest and fastest growing city
  • Over 160 ethnic groups
  • 40% of the population is under 25
  • 300km of coastline
  • 90 parks and reserves
  • Gateway to New Zealand through Auckland International Airport

MANUKAU ATTRACTIONS

PLACES TO VISIT IN MANUKAU AND AUCKLAND

OTUATAUA STONEFIELDS HISTORIC RESERVE

Only minutes from the airport, this sacred site created by volcanic eruptions is an untouched natural archaeological cultural and natural historic treasure of international significance.

Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve

HOWICK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Visit our colonial past where history comes alive.

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Howick Historical Village

MANGERE MOUNTAIN

Only minutes from the airport this dormant volcano is surrounded by numerous marae.

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Mangere Mountain

AUCKLAND BOTANIC GARDENS

65 hectares of plant collections with over 10,000 different plants.

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Auckland Botanic Gardens

OTARA AND MANGERE MARKETS

Held every Saturday. Taste the colour, vibrancy and excitement of our wide array of cultures. Exotic food, artwork and clothing to give you a taste of 21st century New Zealand life.

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Otara and Mangere Markets

VODAFONE EVENTS CENTRE

Opened 2005 the centre will showcase the rich cultural diversity of Manukau. The centre represents a new age in events centres combining functionality, state-of-the-art architecture and multi-cultural themes. Sport events and entertainment are held in the 3000-seat Woolf Fisher arena with multi-cultural art displayed in the foyers.

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Vodafone Events Centre