Video: This is Auckland (hyper-lapse)

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Auckland City skyline featuring the city land mark, the Sky Tower.
Auckland City skyline featuring the city land mark, the Sky Tower.

Auckland is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in New Zealand. In 2010 it was made up of 188 ethnic groups, making it New Zealand’s most diverse city.

It is perhaps most famed by the city’s greatest landmark the Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers views for up to 80 kilometers in every direction.

Much of Auckland’s CBD is centered around Queen Street. Founded in 1840, Queen Street is still the CBD’s main strip, lined with shops, bars and eateries.

Waitemata Harbour connects the city’s main port and the Auckland waterfront to the Hauraki Gulf, and the Pacific Ocean. It is sheltered from Pacific storms by Auckland’s North Shore, Rangitoto Island and Waiheke Island.

With its diverse culture and endless buzz Auckland City is the hub of vibrancy, life and arts in the North Island here is just a glimpse of a day in the life of Auckland.

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