Saturday, April 14, 2012

Destinations for Adventurers True

By Darmansjah
There are many exotic and challenging locations to be visited in various parts of the world. However, if claims are youthful and adventurous true, at least you have never set foot in New Zealand, especially Auckland City.
Countries that lie deep in the southern hemisphere, exactly the southeastern side of the Pacific Ocean, are small. This country consists of two main islands, North Island and South Island. Total number of residents are also less than half the citizens of Jakarta, which is only about 4.4 million inhabitants.

Auckland is a city with the largest population in New Zealand, which is about 1.3 million inhabitants. The city has interesting historical because thick with young and adventurous spirit. The spirit was personified by the figure of John Logan Campbell, one of the European settlers who first lived in Auckland.
When in 1840 the first time set foot in Coromandel, Coromandel Peninsula port, about 75 km from Auckland, Logan Campbell was 22 years old. He left his birthplace in Scotland to try his fortune in a distant land. All he had was passion and hands ready to work.

Logan Campbell later became one of the leading figures in Auckland. In addition to a successful business, he became a bank director and member of the New Zealand parliament. The first house built by him in Auckland, namely Acacia Cottage, still stands to this day. He later referred to as the "Father of Auckland".
If a visit to Auckland, the easier you know the reason Logan Campbell fell in love and spirit of adventure burning. In the city area more or less than 1,000 square miles, visitors to easily jump from one adventure to another adventure entirely different.
Call it, now you're standing in the middle of town surrounded by buildings, skyscrapers and malls. In less than 30 minutes, you could be on the Waitemata Harbour, ready to sail into the one off the coast, or about to catch a herd of dolphins that swim in the waters around. Meanwhile, less than an hour from downtown, you can already down hills of wine or passing between forests and hills are full of various birds.

Auckland is a surge of water for birds and wildlife. Similarly, the kiwi bird, which became a national symbol, located in the remotest parts of the forest and only come out at night. Therefore, it takes luck to be able to see him. Visitors can enjoy the wild life by exploring and visiting the Hauraki Gulf,  islands and beaches around Auckland.

Browsing can be done partly by sailing vessels. Auckland has the highest number of boats per capita than anywhere else in the world. In addition, other outdoor activities are popular in Auckland include bungy jumping, mountain biking, horseback riding, trekking, mountain climbing, fishing, and a row of other adrenalin pumping activities.
Indonesian citizens known to be very fond of shopping when you're visiting the country. Do not worry, Auckland offers a variety of options. Starting from the fashion at a discount to haute couture boutiques, are all available. As the largest city in New Zealand, a global network of brand shops here.

For souvenirs, there are many places that peddle along Queen Street in downtown Auckland and Victoria Park Market. The shops are generally open from 9 am until 5 pm on weekdays. However, remember, on weekends, they open later in the day, but closed early. Meanwhile, for culinary tourism, sampled taste. Auckland is famous for its vineyards and eating houses which often award-winning Michelin.

Now easier to visit and trips to places in the southern hemisphere this. If you plan to fill the year-end holiday or about to enter the new year in Australia and New Zealand, you can fly with Jetstar airlines.

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