Auckland Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Auckland

  • 1. West Coast Beaches

    Our local West Coast Beach is great for some fresh air, a walk along this beach is fantastic! Always popular for swimming, surfing, picnicking and fishing but not as crowded as other West Coast...

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  • 2. Sightseeing

    One of the nice little suburbs of Auckland is Mission Bay, with the beautiful water view and the nice park set against the beach, this is definitely worth the 10 minute drive from downtown. Sarah is...

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  • 3. Hauraki Gulf

    Update 24 July 2008 The ferry company operating the trip to Tiritiri Matangi has changed (and if only the name...) since I wrote my tip: It is no more the Kawau Cat Ferry but 360 Discovery - and it...

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  • 4. Auckland Botanic Gardens

    On the edge of the large Central Lawn area is the Potter Children’s Garden which is designed with the little ones in mind. There is a maze and an interactive walled garden with stories of the puriri...

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  • 5. Ponsonby.

    Western Park, Te Rimu Tahi, in the suburb of Ponsonby and near Freemans Bay, is one of Auckland's oldest parks. Opened, officially to the public, on 17 Nov 1879. It is a great place to sit in the sun...

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  • 6. Mt Eden

    The Eden Garden is a privately operated garden open to the public on the slopes of Auckland's largest mainland volcano, Mt Eden. The garden occupies an abandoned quarry and was developed from 1964....

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  • 7. Auckland Zoological Park

    Auckland Zoo may not be particularly vast on a world scale, nor does it have the diverse range of animals of some world zoos, but it is one of my favourite ways to spend a day. The gardens are really...

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  • 9. Savage Memorial Park

    The Park is named after the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the Welfare State, Michael Joseph Savage. It's a pleasant place, green...

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  • 10. Take a picnic!

    The Cascade Kauri forrest is a great day out, a 35 minute drive from the city or 10 minutes from our home, you will find large kauri trees, many over a hundred...

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  • 11. Giftware

    The store offers lots of giftware’s in the form of gemstones made up into a variety of jewellery pieces or in the form of vases and dishes. Admission is free to...

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  • 12. Watch The Stars @ Stardome Observatory

    I saw Saturn with the naked eye for the first time here.....via the telescope of course. I wasn't sure I was going the right way when I hop off the bus for the...

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  • 13. Street Art on the Signal Boxes

    Auckland, like Brisbane, seems to find Signal Boxes an ugly thing and have gone to length to mask/beautify them up for the city.It is a little of a fun side...

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  • 14. waiheke island

    Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Auckland is Waiheke island, a small slice of lazy paradise in full view of the bustling city. Waiheke is an island of rolling...

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  • 15. Bank of New Zealand building, Queen Street

    Wow.. if you want a real "NZ in the 70s" cultural experience, look no further than the BNZ building on Queen Street in downtown Auckland. Take the elevator to...

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  • 16. Point Chevalier

    Pt Chev (as it is known) is a suburb west of the city. Situated on a triangular shaped peninsular, the suburb was at one time a military encampment during the...

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  • 17. Arataki Environmental & Heritage Centre

    Overlooking the park is the Arataki Environmental and Heritage Center where there are displays of native flora and wildlife. Spectacular views can be seen of...

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  • 18. Spring Blossom Valley

    Along the loop drive during Spring you will come across a patch of daffodils, flowering cherries and crab apple trees. This is quite a spectacular sight and...

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  • 19. The Rock Garden

    This area along the loop road is one of the largest outdoor collections of succulents and cacti in New Zealand. There are also bulbs from all over the world....

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  • 20. Devonport - catch the ferry from downtown Auckland

    If you want to stroll, eat and have a ferry ride a trip to Devonport is a good way to idle away the day. Catch the Devonport ferry from the Ferry Terminal at...

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  • 21. different Devonport

    Off course Devonport is a ‘must see activity’ during your stay in Auckland. Easy accessible with the ferry from downtown Auckland (only 12 minutes). And off...

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  • 22. Wintergardens in Auckland Domain

    Auckland Domain, a huge park not too far away from downtown, is situated on one of Auckland's volcano’s. At the top, near the building, you have a wonderful...

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  • 23. Explore North Head.

    North Head is the small upturned pudding bowl hill at the tip of the North Shore peninsula. You can drive here or walk to the head from Devonport. The hill is...

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  • 24. Auckland Festivals Galore

    Auckland has a lot of really good, free festivals that are put on at different times throughout the whole year. There are multicultural ones like Diwali (Indian...

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  • 25. Picking Fruits!

    If you are from Asia , you will find this an interesting activity , mainly because you get to pick you own strawberries or Plums. You don't get those farms...

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