Auckland has nice and long waterfront including around city centre. Auckland city has not been renowned for its public friendly waterfront but there has been some improvement with the development of Wynyard Quarter’s North Wharf just before the Rugby World Cup last September. Auckland skyline, nevertheless, is always a breath taking scene from afar aka North Shore.
At night, the Sky Tower (which is part of SKYCITY Complex) looks much better – even majestic with all the lights. It is 325 metres tall and on very windy days, it will be closed to public. I understand why – I had dinner in the restaurant up there once on one rather breezy night and man, did it sway!