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Auckland has a friendly small-town atmosphere and best to visit at time of the year. However, April to October offers pleasant temperatures and thin tourist traffic. The peak season is during the Summer School Holidays that runs from mid-December till the end of January. Make sure you know about weather forecast and historical weather pattern before planning your trip to Auckland.
Auckland is known for its mouth-watering cuisines from all over the globe. This gives visitors a chance to choose from various cafes, bars, restaurants, wineries to tickle your taste buds. Whether you are looking for an upscale atmosphere , a pre-show quick bite or an aromatic coffee, the  food scene in the heart of the city is varied, starting from fine dining, best of wines to usual fish and chips.

Some of the best places to eat in Auckland comprises of Joy Bong Thai Restaurant, Marcello’s Cafe & Restaurant, Namaste Express Indian Restaurant,  Sale & Pepe Italian Cuisine and the Lumsden Freehouse.
Auckland has several fashion boutiques representing top labels and New Zealand designers. Shopaholics can browse through the high end stores or visit an array of city malls. Food lovers can head straight to farmer’s market to pick up some fresh produce and gourmet delights.

Queen Street is the commercial as well as the shopping hub of Auckland. It is a virtual straight line and offers a range of shopping options for tourists. The souvenir shops are mainly located at the end of the harbour and at a stone’s throw away are the side streets and the arcades with an array of boutiques and eateries.

Parnell is another fashionable street of Auckland so make sure you pay a visit to the Parnell Village that has an interesting collection of quaint shops near the top end of Parnell Road.

Other places to shop are Newmarket, Ponsonby Road, Takapuna and Devonport areas.
Auckland hosts plenty of events and festivals to project the cultural diversity of the place that are entertaining for locals as well as visitors alike. Auckland Lantern Festival is one of the greatest events with a family-friendly atmosphere. Audience can expect some spectacular firework along with popular Chinese rock bands. 

Other festivals to look forward are the New Zealand Beer Festival, the Summer Music festival and the New Zealand Chill & Hop Festival 2014.
To get a complete 360 degrees view of the city make most of your holidays during Christchurch trip by visiting some of the best attractions like the Christchurch tramway, the Christchurch Gondola, the Antarctic Centre, Black Cat Cruises and the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.

Other places to visit are the Christchurch Harbour, the Mudeford Quay, Christchurch Castle Ruins, the Place Mill and others.
Visitors to Christchurch will be spoilt for choices when it comes to food and dining. The rich cultural blend is well projected in its in its varied eateries, casual neighbourhood restaurants, fine dining establishments and the places that are perfect to have dinner with your friends, family and business partners.

Some of the best places to have a delectable range of mouth watering Canterbury cuisines are the Addington, the Sumner, the Sydenham, the Harewood and others. Since Christchurch is a culturally diverse city it has something or the other to satiate the taste buds of its guests.
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