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Today, it houses an impressive collection of artefacts that traces the history of New Zealand from its first Polynesian settlers to the present day and highlights New Zealand's natural heritage.

The Main Maori Galleries host a wealth of Maori artistry including a magnificent Maori gateway dating from the 12th to the 14th centuries, a richly-decorated Meeting House, and the 25-meter-long canoe, dating from 1836, in which Maori warriors once sailed into Manukau Harbour.

For many Aucklanders, the volcanic cone of One Tree Hill is the symbol of their city.The 182-meter-high hill sits amid the lush Cornwall Park with a series of flower beds and stands of mature trees set amid walking trails.Regular ferries to Waiheke Island run from Princes Wharf in central Auckland and take from 35-45 minutes.New Zealand has always been a nation deeply connected with the sea, and this well-curated Maritime Museum explores this connection, offering a comprehensive survey of the country's history of seafaring.But of particular note is the main New Zealand collection (on the ground floor) with a substantial amount of work highlighting Maori and Pacific Island artists, as well as the New Zealand Historic Art Gallery and Maori Portraiture Gallery on the first floor, which showcase the work of New Zealand's early European settlers.

Of all Auckland's Hauraki Gulf islands, Waiheke Island is the most popular to visit.Around 8,000 people live on the island year-round, and the island's villages are home to art galleries and a thriving café culture, while the coast hosts plenty of white sand beaches.For keen walkers and hikers, a variety of trails wind along the coastline and through the island interior.Quay Street runs parallel to the harbor in the central district with access to Princes Wharf and the ferry terminals to the Hauraki Gulf islands.Auckland's imposing War Memorial Museum sits on the highest point of Auckland Domain in a vast Neoclassical building dating from 1929, which was first erected as a memorial dedicated to the New Zealand soldiers who fought in World War I.Exhibits traverse the history of New Zealand from the arrival of the first Polynesians and include Maori canoes and outrigger boats, whaling equipment, and old instruments and implements.