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Auckland Photo and Travel Guide

Auckland Photo and Travel Guide

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••• Auckland's best sights and photo locations •••

For the vast majority of international visitors Auckland serves as the gateway to ‘the Land of the Long White Cloud’ and one of the most photogenic countries on the planet.

No doubt you aware that Auckland - the ‘City of Sails’- is indeed a beautiful one and that potential images abound. When it comes to taking quality photographs this app is designed to detonate your imagination, point you in the right direction and inspire. And for international visitors it can be used as a valuable resource, the first chapter in an almost ‘satisfaction guaranteed’ illustrated travelogue.

And whether you are a professional, hobbyist, or cut off more heads than Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, it really doesn’t matter. Image hunting - especially while traveling - is one of life’s great pleasures and now something almost all of us just ‘do’.

Professional travel writer and photographer Darroch Donald will introduce you not only to the most recognised ‘sights’ in Auckland, but also some of its lesser-known secrets, all of which offer the best photographic potential. It will explain many invaluable aspects drawn from his many years of imaging experience in and around the city, all with the aim of putting you in the right place at the best time. Listings include individual venues like the iconic Sky Tower, but also some of the best places to visit beyond the city itself, including the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and wild west coast beaches. Other subjects like ‘After Dark’ or ‘Wildlife’ are also covered, along with brief hints and tips and access within each listing.

- Over 400 professional quality images with the vast majority taken by the author.
- Slideshows for each listing;
- Internal links, making it easier to plan your day of photography and sightseeing;
- Costs, opening hours and contact details including one-click web links and phone numbers;
- Sort and filter by name, cost, distance and suburb;
- GPS enabled Maps with walking and driving directions;
-A Facebook page on which to post your own images and review their quality and techniques.

••• About the Author •••

Santa delivered Darroch's first camera on Christmas Day 1975, when he was 10. Apparently, this pivotal event occurred because his mother had written to him in despair after the family instamatic (remember those!) had gone missing for the umpteenth time somewhere in the depths of Darroch’s bedroom, or the local countryside.

Following several extraordinary years co-managing a wildlife rehabilitation centre in his native Scotland, Darroch emigrated to New Zealand in 1992. There, after a stint as a wildlife consultant to the government, he published his first book ‘Creatures’ – an account of his wildlife encounters, using the unusual combination of all three disciplines of writing, art and photography.

Since 2000 Darroch has worked as a professional travel writer and photographer predominantly for Footprint Travel Guides UK. He is the sole author of 9 travel guides covering New Zealand and East Coast Australia and as such has probably covered the region more extensively and consistently than anyone else in the profession.

••• About Sutro Media •••

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

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What's New

- lots of new iOS 7 bug fixes
- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems

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