As the Prada Cup proved, when it comes down to it, it seems that Kiwis really do love America's Cup racing.
What is so unique about the racing taking place in Auckland is its close proximity to land.
While we don't all have boats (unfortunately), even being close to the water while watching the racing on television adds an extra boost of excitement.
If you're keen on renting accommodation near the viaduct, one of the many ways to do so is with Airbnb.
The website has handpicked five properties it says would be ideal for Newshub readers who are fans of the America's Cup.
The Devonport tack
You may be hard pressed to find a better spot than this seaside villa. It'd allow you to take in the America's Cup action from the comfort of its sun-drenched veranda that overlooks the Waitemata Harbour. Plus, North Head is just a ten minute walk away.
Instead of the hustle and bustle of the America's Cup Race Village, this villa is nestled in the heart of Herne Bay. Its deck has 180-degree views of the harbour and city, offering a great place to follow the racing with a few friends.
This beachfront cottage opens directly out onto the Hauraki Gulf and Cheltenham Beach. If you want to take spectating to new heights, the property also has a giant giraffe sculpture in the garden.
Dialing up the pace in Okahu Bay
This 'high-style' residence has sweeping views of Okahu Bay. Guests could wind down with an evening cocktail after watching the America's Cup excitement from its large balcony in the glow of the lights of Okahu Bay at dusk.
With its unobstructed views across the Hauraki Gulf towards Rangitoto, binoculars won't be necessary for guests at this sea cliff apartment.
Kitted out with loads of attention to detail, this apartment is an ideal place for spectators to feel like they're part of Team New Zealand. Located in Shed 23 on Princes Wharf, guests can watch the America's Cup boats head in and out for racing from close range.
Heritage at the helm
The central location of this landmark apartment gives residents the option to be part of the waterfront action at the America's Cup Race Village or relax and spot yachts while poolside.
America's Cup racing continues until late March.