Top 10 Things to Do in Auckland


Make sure you allow time to visit New Zealand’s biggest city. Here’s our team’s top 10 things to do in Auckland:

  • Drive to the top of One Tree Hill for a great view over the city and surrounding harbour, then stroll through the park.
  • Discover the history of New Zealand and its people at the Auckland Museum.  Attend an authentic Maori show.  Take a stroll in the nearby winter gardens.
  • Watch a rugby game at Eden Park.
  • Dine at one of the stylist restaurants or cafes on the Viaduct while watching the boats on the harbour.
  • For a taste of Polynesia, visit the Otara Market.
  • Take the ferry to Devonport – a quaint village on the North Shore known for its boutiques and cafes.  Walk to the little Navy Museum and then take a drive to North Head.
  • Visit the Sky Tower. If you feel daring, do the sky walk (192m above ground) or bungy off the top!
  • For a great family experience, visit the Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World and Antarctic Centre.  Meet marine life face to face.
  • Eat fish and chips on the beach at Mission Bay.
  • Take a drive to the West Coast and visit Piha or Karekare for a stroll on the magnificent beach or a swim in the surf.  Find the gannet colony at Muriwai.

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