The Auckland Domain is Auckland's oldest park, and one of the largest in the city, in the central suburb of Grafton The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... Grafton is an Auckland suburb. ...
The park is home to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which sits prominently on the hill. The park contains a 50,000 year old volcanic crater and has been home to some of New Zealand's largest outdoor events, with some "Christmas in the Park" events attracting several hundred thousand people. The domain and museum are a major tourist attraction. Auckland War Memorial Museum The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealands most important national museums and war memorials. ... Perhaps the most conspicuous part of a volcano is the crater, a basin of a roughly circular form within which occurs a vent (or vents) from which magma erupts as gases, lava, and ejecta. ...
Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west.
Auckland is popularly known as the "City of Sails" because the harbour is often dotted with hundreds of yachts and has more per capita than any other city in the world.
Auckland is connected to the surrounding cities and the rest of New Zealand by a number of motorways, mainly to Waitakere City, North Shore City and Manukau City.
Auckland War Memorial Museum, with the cenotaph / consecrated ground in the forefront.
The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand's most important national museums and war memorials.
The museum is also one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the classicist style, and sitting on a grassed plinth (the remains of a dormant volcano) in the AucklandDomain, a large public park close to the Auckland CBD.
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