With me normally posting photos from overseas adventures, I thought it was time to showcase the place I’ve called home for 23 of my 32 years. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a greater metropolitan population of 1.5 million, though the way some Kiwis talk you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a fumbling Mexico City-esque megalopolis.
That’s OK, when you account for a third of an entire country’s population, you’re always going to cop a bit of flak. And granted, there’s much the city hasn’t got right over the decades, but it’s still one of the prettier places you could live. Here are 30 of my favourite Auckland photos from my personal collection, hope you like them.
|Rangitoto Island as viewed from Takapuna Beach.
|The Britomart area in the CBD.
|The reverse angle of the above photo.
|The Viaduct harbour.
|Smith’s Bush on the North Shore.
|Trees in Herne Bay.
|Boat sheds in Herne Bay.
|Rangitoto Island as viewed from Auckland’s south eastern suburbs.
|The southern end of the Manukau Harbour.
|Looking across the Manukau Harbour back to the city.
|A fiery autumn sunset, looking towards Birkenhead from the CBD.
|The same as above, taken minutes later.
|The CBD as viewed from nearby Mt Eden.
|The view from Mt Eden towards the Manukau Harbour.
|A zoomed in view of the CBD from Mt Eden.
|The CBD from Birkenhead.
|The CBD from Mt Victoria.
|The Skytower at dusk from Albert Park.
|One of Auckland’s finest modern apartment towers, Metropolis (as viewed from Albert Park).
|The CBD as viewed from the Waitakere Ranges.
|Again from the Waitakere Ranges, with the Harbour Bridge and a deceptively large looking Rangitoto.
|Fancy yachts, Auckland CBD.
|Wynyard Quarter, next to the Viaduct.
|Mt Eden back to the city.
|The islands of the Hauraki Gulf, including Brown’s Island in the foreground.
|One of my all-time favourite photos, the CBD as viewed from Mt Wellington.
|The CBD, Mt Eden and Rangitoto in the distance, as viewed from Big King volcano.
|Muriwai Beach, West Auckland.
|A road leading to Cheltenham Beach, North Shore.