South Pacific Cities – the wonders of Auckland and Sydney
Auckland, New Zealand is an urban environment where everyone lives within a half hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen holiday islands including Waiheke and the Great Barrier Islands. With its sunny climate, Polynesian cultural background, and passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, Auckland is a vacation dream come true. Visitors love the vibrancy and diversity of the Aotea Square Markets and Awhitu Markets, a must-see before exploring the Awhitu Peninsula. Adventurers will enjoy sailing, yacht charters, dolphin swimming, skydiving, kayaking, glacier hikes and more, while cultural enthusiasts will love the sophisticated museum attractions as well as the fascinating wildlife on display at the city zoo. Auckland is also a garden lover's paradise. Experience some of the region's best gardens and landscapes at events scheduled throughout the year.
Sydney, Australia offers a seductive outdoor lifestyle, exciting events and great natural beauty, as well. This cosmopolitan city is surrounded by iconic beaches, World Heritage areas, lush hinterland and acclaimed wine regions. The spectacular Sydney Opera House is considered one of the great architectural masterpieces of the 20th Century with its extraordinary history and breathtaking architecture. Australia's newest and highest attraction is the Sydney Skywalk - a high-altitude adventure walk on the roof of the golden turret of Sydney Tower, 260 meters above the city. Skywalkers are harnessed to moving glass-floor viewing platforms extending over the edge, providing 360-degree views over glittering Sydney and beyond. Enjoy a beautiful Sydney Harbour cruise on a luxury catamaran while passing by the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other famous landmarks. The world-famous underwater Shark Dive Xtreme brings visitors face-to-face with huge sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles and a vast array of other marine life. For a unique dining experience, check out the Sydney Tower Restaurant, situated at the top of Australia's tallest attraction. While dining on the best local and international cuisine at over 300 meters above sea level, visitors experience spectacular 360 degree views of Sydney. Sprinkled throughout the area are a great selection of homes, villas and condominiums with a distinctive South Pacific flavor, to add to a memorable vacation.