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About Auckland City, New Zealand
Auckland, on New Zealand's North Island, is the country's biggest city, with a population of some 1.4 million people. In fact, almost a third of New Zealand's population lives in the Auckland area, and it has the world's largest Polynesian population. Auckland extends from Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the northwest, and Runciman in the south.
Auckland features regularly among the world's most liveable cities, ranked third on the 2011 Mercer Quality of Living Survey and 9th on the Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities index. It's not difficult to see why: Car rental in Auckland puts you within easy reach of some of the most stunning scenery on the planet, with sunny beaches, hiking trails and magical holiday islands within a half-hour's drive.
Auckland is 125km from Hamilton, 204km from Tauranga, and 228km from Rotorua. Within Auckland itself, the highlights for any visitor are Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery. The museum has a 25-metre war canoe and a perfectly preserved carved meeting house. In the gallery, you'll find treasures such as works by Picasso, Gauguin, and Matisse.