Auckland is situated in the far north of North Island, New Zealand. The heart of the vast city lies on an isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the south-west and the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf to the north-east.
When travelling to the big city of Auckland, people should have a detailed map of the metropolis and the surrounding area with them when they are in the region. Quality maps of the north of North Island will show close-ups of the streets and main thoroughfares of Auckland.
Manukau Harbour – The harbour on Auckland’s south-west, Manukau is New Zealand’s second largest naturally formed port. The harbour opens into the Tasman Sea.
Mangere Inlet – Reaching inland from the Manukau Harbour, the Mangere Inlet sits between the cities of Manukau and Auckland. The cities are improving the waterfront of the inlet.
Rangitoto Island – In the Hauraki Gulf across the Rangitoto Chanel from the North Shore of the city, Rangitoto Island is volcanic and it erupted about seven hundred years ago.
Tamaki River – The waterway is essentially an estuary opening to the Hauraki Harbour. The Tamaki River runs for fifteen kilometres inland and south from its mouth.
Waitemata Harbour – Often referred to as Auckland Harbour, Waitemata Harbour is the main ocean access to the city.
Volcanic Field – Under and around the city of Auckland is the Auckland Volcanic Field that has about fifty volcanoes. Currently, the field does not have any active volcanic activity.