Things we love:

It’s called the ‘City of Sails’ because every third person owns a boat. Hello, sailors! It’s considered one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. There are islands all around Auckland – hop on a ferry and get your nature hit. Oh and wine - they do it pretty damn well.

Things we wish we'd known:

This is a city full of fitness buffs, who get on it, hungover or not. If you love running, this one’s for you. And they’re into their mini golf. There are around 50 (dormant) volcanoes in Auckland alone. Stay somewhere central for ease - the city is sprawling.