The geography here is a complex set of harbours; a yachtie's paradise. I took a tour round Waitemata harbour on the Ted Ashby, the Maritime Museum's deck scow.
Location Mount Eden
Auckland has about 30% of the entire NZ population. Not a quarter of the urban sprawl is apparent in this view from Mt.Eden; one of dozens of extinct volcanoes scattered around the city. Almost all private residenses in NZ are detached and, outside of the major cities, they are single storey and often timber clad with metal roofs.
On the horizon towards the left is One Tree Hill, a former Maori fortress.