The harbour-side city of Auckland is New Zealand's only true metropolis and the vibrant economic heart of the country. Known as the "City of Sails," Auckland sprawls out in helter-skelter fashion between Manukau Harbour (to the west) and Waitemata Harbour (to the east) with the compact central city district right beside the waterway. For most visitors to New Zealand, Auckland is the point of arrival, and a few days soaking up the cultural and outdoor attractions here should be on every tourist's to-do list. The monuments, museums, and art galleries here are some of the finest in the country, the suburban coastline of the city is speckled with fine beaches, and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf provide a taste of New Zealand's spectacular national park scenery right on the city's doorstep.
The best times to visit Auckland are from March to May and between September and November. These shoulder months offer pleasant temperatures, mostly sunny days (excluding May) and thin tourist crowds. During peak season (December through February), you'll contend with swells of visitors and high airfare and room rates, but you'll also find warmer temperatures and fewer rain showers. Between June and August, both temperatures and tourism drop off. Before you pick your travel dates, you should note that the seasons are reversed here: Winter in New Zealand coincides with summer in the U.S., and vice versa.
Laguindingan Airport - As of 2019, Laguindingan was the sixth-busiest airport in the country, with an estimate of two million passengers passing through it. The airport has a single 2,100 m x 45 m runway, which can accommodate four take-offs and landings an hour. It features a 7184 m² passenger terminal building that can accommodate 1.6 million passengers a year. The airport can accommodate 2,000 passengers a day.
Auckland Airport - Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019. The airport is located near Mangere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of the Auckland city centre. It is both a domestic and international hub for Air New Zealand and as the New Zealand hub of Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways. It has a capacity of about 45 flight movements per hour, using a single runway that is fully Cat IIIb capable. In November 2007 work began on a new northern runway, to be built in several stages and to be used mainly by smaller aircraft, freeing up capacity on the main runway. The project was put on hold for at least 12 months in October 2009, however, and deferred for a further few years in August 2010 following consultation with airlines and a review of capacity management options.
The climate here in Cagayan de Oro is tropical. Cagayan De Oro has significant rainfall most months, with a short dry season. This location is classified as Am by Köppen and Geiger. In Cagayan De Oro, the average annual temperature is 26.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1771 mm. The climate in Auckland is warm and temperate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Auckland. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. This climate is considered to be “Cfb” according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The average annual temperature in Auckland is 15.2 °C. The rainfall here averages 1284 mm.