The largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is located on the country's North Island. A regular among top finishers in various livability surveys, it features that heady mix of coast and mountains that gives the city's urban spaces a feeling of never quite being too far away from nature. Regularly scheduled cheap flights to Auckland are plentiful and provide an easy getaway.
Landmarks with a view include the Harbour Bridge, Mount Eden, and the Sky Tower while St Patrick's Cathedral and the Auckland War Memorial Museum are among the city's architectural gems.
But perhaps the most relaxed approach to take when arriving on a flight to Auckland is to take advantage of one of the city's most common attributes - its extensive coastline - be that by hitting one of the local beaches or taking to the water.