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Things to do in Auckland, NZ

Albert Park, Auckland
Albert Park, Auckland

Albert Park is one of Auckland’s most important parks. Its central location in the heart of the CBD, together with its long history and distinctive character, have earned it a special place in the hearts of Aucklanders and made it an important destination for visitors.

Aotea Square
Aotea Square

Aotea Square in the heart of Auckland is a popular location for festivals, parades, live music and performing arts. View parking and coming events online. Aotea Square in the heart of Auckland is a popular location for festivals, parades, live music and performing arts.

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Auckland Botanic Gardens
Auckland Botanic Gardens

There is always something new to see and do at the Gardens! Keep an eye on our calendar for all events, including displays, gardening workshops, holiday programmes and family events. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with what's on.

Auckland Domain
Auckland Domain

The Domain was set aside in 1880 as a 200-acre public reserve. In the 1880s, a pond and the area immediately surrounding it were used by the Auckland Acclimatisation Society as a testing ground for exotic fish and plant species.

Auckland Harbour Bridge
Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane box truss motorway bridge over the Waitematā Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand. It joins St Marys Bay on the Auckland city side with Northcote on the North Shore side. It is part of State Highway 1 and the Auckland Northern Motorway. The bridge is operated by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).

Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira (or simply the Auckland Museum) is one of New Zealand's most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history (and especially the history of the Auckland Region), natural history, as well as military history.

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Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has two large car parks providing free off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches. Accessible car parking is available in the car park closest to the main entrance to the Zoo, for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.

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Butterfly Creek
Butterfly Creek

At Butterfly Creek see the butterfly house, Dinosaur Kingdom, NZ’s only salt water crocodiles, farm animals, alligators, bugs, monkeys and a bird aviary. At Butterfly Creek see the butterfly house, Dinosaur Kingdom, NZ’s only salt water crocodiles, farm animals, alligators, bugs, monkeys and a bird aviary.

Cornwall Park, Auckland
Cornwall Park, Auckland

Cornwall Park is an expansive parkland in Epsom near the heart of Auckland, New Zealand, surrounding the park containing Maungakiekie pa or the hill of One Tree Hill. The two independent parks form one large park of 670 acres (270 hectares).

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Eden Garden,
Eden Garden,

Welcome to Eden Garden . Auckland's Award Winning Garden. Discover this wonderfully peaceful sanctuary in the heart of Auckland. Wander through our 5.5 acre award-winning garden on the side of Mt Eden. Take a day or an hour to explore our many plant collections including perennials, vireyas, camellias, bromeliads and native New Zealand plants. There's always something in bloom. Enjoy the waterfalls, rock formations, resident native birds and fabulous city and harbour views.

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Ferry Building
Ferry Building

Heritage New Zealand. The Auckland Ferry Terminal, sometimes called the Downtown Ferry Terminal or simply Ferry Building, is the hub of the Auckland ferry network that connects Auckland City with suburbs in North Shore, west Auckland, and south Auckland, and islands in the Waitematā Harbour and Hauraki Gulf.

Hunua Falls
Hunua Falls

Book your tickets online for Hunua Falls, Auckland: See 67 reviews, articles, and 79 photos of Hunua Falls, ranked No.92 on TripAdvisor among 494 attractions in Auckland.

Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's is a self-guided aquarium. A Behind The Scenes tour can be purchased which includes a guided tour of the back of house areas within Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's.

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Kitekite Falls
Kitekite Falls

The Kitekite Falls is the Maori name, but the falls were named by the original Pakeha settlers of Piha, Glen Esk Falls, after one of the Angus Glens near their Scottish homeland. The Cowan and Ness families first settled above the falls in the 1860s, and you can reach the top of the falls by taking a turn-off on the Kitekite Track. There is a good swimming pool at the top and you can see the notches in the rock which were where the Glen Esk Dam stood after 1910.

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Lake Pupuke
Lake Pupuke

The lake is the venue for Dragon Boat, Canoe sprints, Canoe marathon, and Waka Ama sprint racing within the Canoe Competition at the World Masters Games 2017 held in Auckland. Lake Pupuke is suitable for swimming but murky and contains thick vegetation, and there have been drownings.

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Long Bay Regional Park
Long Bay Regional Park

Long Bay Regional Park Pack a picnic and head for a waterfront park just 20 kilometres from the city centre. Relax on the long sandy beach or hike along the headland.

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Motuihe Island
Motuihe Island

Motuihe Island From downtown Auckland you can take a day trip to Motuihe Island, where there's a choice of excellent beaches and several interesting walks. Motuihe Island, just 16 kilometres from Auckland's city centre, has some of the best beaches of the inner Hauraki Gulf islands.

Motutapu Island
Motutapu Island

Rangitoto’s dramatic landscapes contrast to the gently rolling pastures of neighbouring Motutapu Island. Venture across the causeway that links the two and explore Motutapu’s World War II bunkers, tunnels and gun emplacements.

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Mount Eden Summit
Mount Eden Summit

Mount Eden is a suburb in Auckland, New Zealand whose name honours George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland. It is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the Central Business District (CBD).

Mount Victoria
Mount Victoria

Takarunga / Mount Victoria is the highest volcano on Auckland's North Shore, rising to 87 m. Its age is currently unknown. Its lava flows now line much of Devonport's waterfront. An important pa once occupied its slopes, and some of the pa's earthworks can still be seen.

Museum of Transport and Technology
Museum of Transport and Technology

MOTAT, Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology, is New Zealand's largest transport, technology and social history museum. Spread across 40 acres, MOTAT will take you on an interactive journey to explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand.

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New Zealand Maritime Museum
New Zealand Maritime Museum

New Zealand History ... Waterfront Watercolour Classes Come down to the waterfront for a new programme at the NZ Maritime Museum. ... Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, NZ. ...

North Head, New Zealand
North Head, New Zealand

North Head provided the settlement of Auckland with its first pilot station for the guiding of ships into the harbour. In 1878, the area was then set aside as a public reserve - with the stipulation that if necessary, it could be re-appropriated for the New Zealand Army to use for defence purposes.

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One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill is a 182-metre (597 ft) volcanic peak in Auckland, New Zealand. It is an important memorial place for both Māori and other New Zealanders. The suburb around the base of the hill is also called One Tree Hill.

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Parnell Rose Gardens
Parnell Rose Gardens

Parnell. Auckland’s oldest suburb is now one of its most stylish. Pick up unique designer clothing, exquisite handmade jewellery and quality homewares in Parnell village’s upmarket stores and boutiques. Wander through the small art galleries to browse or buy local artworks.

Piha
Piha

A laid-back seaside village 45 minutes west of Auckland city, Piha is popular with local kiwis - especially in summertime. The dramatic beach, which is marked at each end by rugged cliffs, is a popular surfing location. The water has strong and often dangerous currents. However, in summer, surf lifesavers patrol an area clearly flagged for swimmers.

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Queen Street, Auckland
Queen Street, Auckland

Queen Street is the major commercial thoroughfare in the Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand's main population centre.

Rainbow's End
Rainbow's End

Present your AA card at Rainbow’s End and receive a 20% discount on entry for one superpass. This discount is valid for one entry per visit and is not able to be used with any other discount offer. Redeemable online or at the gate.

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Rakino Island
Rakino Island

Rakino Island is one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, an arm of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. Rakino is a small island north-east of Motutapu Island. The island is 2.4 km (1.5 mi) long and about 1.2 km (0.75 mi) wide and has an area of 1.5 km 2 (1 sq mi).

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Rangitoto Island
Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto is Auckland’s most iconic island, with its distinctive symmetrical cone and superb location just off the coast. Only a short scenic ferry ride across the harbour from downtown Auckland, the island is a favourite destination for hikers and day-trippers.

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Rotoroa Island
Rotoroa Island

Rotoroa Island, off Waiheke Island’s east coast, was off-limits to the public for over a century as New Zealand’s first and longest running alcohol and drug addiction treatment centre.

Scenic Drive, Auckland
Scenic Drive, Auckland

Scenic Drive On the subject of scenic drives, there’s actually a road called Scenic Drive. Living up to its namesake, this road runs through the magical Waitakere Ranges, starting from Titirangi and connecting with Piha Road.

Silo Cinema
Silo Cinema

Silo Park is a community of good times. Corner of Jellicoe and Beaumont St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Sky Tower
Sky Tower

At the base of the Sky Tower, the SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex is home to two world-class hotels, Auckland's premier dining precinct with over 20 bars and restaurants, a 700 seat theatre and a world-class Casino*. There is a lot to explore at SKYCITY Auckland. *R20 to enter the Casino.

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SkyCity Auckland
SkyCity Auckland

SKYCITY Auckland. World class entertainment complex & casino in the heart of Auckland's CBD. Enjoy 20 bars & restaurants, 2 hotels, a casino, a theatre & iconic Sky Tower.

SkyWalk
SkyWalk

New Zealand's best adventure activities. If you are looking for things to do in Auckland then you should definitely visit the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower is the highest building in New Zealand and home to New Zealand's best adventure activities: SkyJump and Skywalk.

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland
St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland

The Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph (usually known as St Patrick's Cathedral) is the Cathedral of the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. It is situated on the corner of Federal Street and Wyndham St in Central Auckland, New Zealand.

Stardome Observatory
Stardome Observatory

Stardome’s gallery & exhibits are open every day and night, except Monday night.

Viaduct Basin
Viaduct Basin

Join us to experience Viaduct Harbour's waterfront lighting event. Panhead Brewery Pops Up Wellington's cult brewery brings its experimental beers and classic American fare to Auckland.

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Viaduct Harbour
Viaduct Harbour

Join us to experience Viaduct Harbour's waterfront lighting event. Panhead Brewery Pops Up Wellington's cult brewery brings its experimental beers and classic American fare to Auckland.

source: viaduct.co.nz
Victoria Park, Auckland
Victoria Park, Auckland

Victoria Park is a park and sports ground in Auckland City, New Zealand. It was opened in 1905 and named after the queen who had died four years earlier. It lies on reclaimed bay land in Freemans Bay, a suburb directly west of the Auckland CBD.

Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island

Waiheke is a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches, all just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.

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Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd.,
Waiheke Island Wine Tours Ltd.,

Discover for yourself why Waiheke is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s ... Start your Waiheke Island wine tour from the Auckland ... Viator is a ...

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Waitakere Ranges
Waitakere Ranges

The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park is a place where pristine bush, thriving native wildlife and rugged black sand surf beaches come together. The ‘wild west’ feels like another world away, but is only a 40-minute drive from the city centre.

Whatipu
Whatipu

South of Karekare, Whatipu is a spectacular area of remote and wild black sand beach, coastal dunes and wetlands. Located at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges about 1hr drive from Auckland city, and 45 minute’s drive from Titirangi village.

Wynyard Quarter
Wynyard Quarter

WATCH: We love Wynyard Quarter Six years on from first opening up the waterfront to the public, Place Making Manager Frith Walker takes us on a journey around Wynyard Quarter, showing just how far we've come.