Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with 1.4 million people, and, just as any big city, it has some iconic high rise buildings, like the Sky Tower one, lots of restaurants, parks, and, since it’s by the Tasman sea and the Pacific ocean, it has a large harbor and marina. Auckland actually has the most boats per capita in the world and has hosted the America’s Cup sailing match twice. The day I was there, it was so foggy I could barely see anything, but it reminded me very much of San Francisco.
BTW, as soon as I got on the plane I knew I would like New Zealand. Just take look at the airline’s safety video.