Auckland's first festival of all things Irish was in 1994, and has now become an institution. The traditional parade proceeds up Queen Street to Queen's Wharf where there is a fleadh or music festival all afternoon, with food, stalls, and of course, Guinness. This is all followed by a 'bus hooley,' a free pub-crawl visiting Auckland's Irish pubs. For the sophisticates, there is a black (or green) tie banquet on St Patrick's Eve at varied upmarket venues.
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Dotted with exotic locales and scenic beaches, Auckland's postcard surroundings promise a real vacation getaway. Its picture perfect islands and rustic forests complement the urbanity of the city. A melting pot of cultures, it has something to suit every palate.