In Māori Auckland's name is Tāmaki-makau-rau, or the transliterated version of Auckland, Ākarana.
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. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.
Auckland Airport (formerly Auckland International airport) (International airport code: AKL) is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand.
The airport is in Mangere, a western suburb of Manukau City, and is 21 km south of Auckland City centre.
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