House Sitting in Auckland
Auckland is officially in the top 10 most livable cities in the world. No surprises there - it is an extraordinary blend of urban lifestyle and incredible natural beauty. The "City of Sails" is blessed with gorgeous beaches, perfect sailing, beautiful islands and a cornucopia of food and wine delights. So why aren't you here already?
Auckland is also New Zealand's major metropolitan region and the largest Polynesian city in the world, offering a multitude of house sitting opportunities for the lucky traveller. The city’s temperate climate and rich natural beauty makes it an attractive spot for tourists, both domestic and international.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN AUCKLAND
Retail therapy is on tap at Queen's Street, Britomart, High Street and Chancery, Newmarket and the French Markets in Parnell on Saturday mornings. Foodie delights can be found across the city, including Queen Street, Elliot Street and Federal street and the City Works Depot. Nightlife, artisan beers, cultural events - and then there's the islands including Waiheke island, another foodie getaway and Rangitoto Island, one of the 48 Volcanic cones around Auckland.
More food and wine in the Matakana region, trekking through the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park... Auckland is extraordinary by anyone's standards.
SOME OF AUCKLAND'S ATTRACTIONS
It's almost impossible NOT to want to visit the marvelous Sky Tower, the highest in the Southern Hemisphere, providing a view out to 80 km. You can even enjoy food with a view at the Orbit revolving restaurant.
For families, definite must-visits include the Auckland Regional Botanical Gardens in Manurewa, the Auckland Zoo in Western Springs, the New Zealand National Maritime Museum in Viaduct Harbor, the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Parnell and the Kelly Tarlton's on Tamaki Drive which has attractions within such as Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter.
Then there's the Star Dome Observatory, located within a park which contains many ancient relics of New Zealand's Maori history.
SPORTING ATTRACTIONS IN AUCKLAND
One of the natural beauties of Auckland is the Waitakere Ranges, which offer a bounty of everything nature has to provide and are also a hub of sporting action. For people who like walking or trekking tours, there's a great one through the One Tree Hill, which takes people through volcanic cones.
The volcanic island of Rangitoto is also a must see. You could try to scale the highest peak here from where you get a great panoramic view of the entire area, or you can go swimming and check out the beautiful coral.
HOUSE SITTING IN AUCKLAND
Because of the large population in the Auckland area there are many homeowners looking for house and pet sitters while they are away on their own holidays.
It's Auckland... you should go there.