As a British colonial settlement Auckland came into existence in 1840 as the site chosen for his capital by the first governor, Lieutenant William Hobson.
From September 20th until October 5th, visitors to Auckland can celebrate the unique stories and secrets of the city during the 2008 Auckland Heritage Festival.
Packed with more than 100 exciting events and activities across the city, the programme will include guided walks and tours, exhibitions, open days, film screenings, harbour trips and other family-friendly activities.
With everything from art and architecture to fashion and music, the festival is suitable for people of all ages and interests.
The festival is part of Auckland”s campaign to protect heritage areas and buildings and to encourage the public to celebrate their city”s heritage.
Auckland is New Zealand”s largest city and is uniquely set between two harbours, amongst 11 extinct volcanoes and numerous islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
Culture and Sightseeing – City Tours – Whichever city you are in these tours will help to ensure you do not miss a thing.