If you want to shop or just look around in Auckland go to Queen Street. It is the major commercial area of Auckland CBD. It is a quite long street from the Upper Queen Street beginning at Newtown Road... more
The Skytower dominates the Auckland skyline and provides a great reference point wherever you are in the city. The said building is the tallest tower (328 meters) in the Southern Hemisphere. It's a... more
After seeing pictures of Mount Eden, I made sure I made the stop there - and Im so glad I did! Getting off at Mount Eden station I walked up one of the many walking trails. Even though I was exhusted... more
Devonport was one of the highlights for me when I went to Auckland. Located on the north shore it is just a 12 minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. (This is one of the best ways to see the... more
This is Auckland's premiere site. Make sure to reserve plenty of time for this great museum. It is really 3 museums in one site. A Maori/NZ cultural museum, a natural history museum and a war museum.... more
Located near downtown Auckland, Parnell Rose Gardens is a good way to spend a hour or two of your day. There are a variety of roses to look at which some have been made by international rose breeders. more
The Antartic part of this is a cheesy tourist trap is a ride through a penguin display. However the kitcsh of this part is made up by a fairly nice aquarium that is included. It's quite a long ride... more
Auckland was the original seat of government in New Zealand on 1856. The capital was later transferred to Wellington on 1865. The original seat of government still sits in Auckland University and is... more
Viaduct Harbour (Basins) was developed for the Americas Cup in 2000. It is Auckland most popular spot for entertainment and very expensive residential areas.
We found great place for a walk and... more
One Tree Hill is an extinct volcanoe with a monument at the top. The views are great. The surrounding park area is really nice. Lots of people bike ride and go jogging here. If you want to see sheep... more
A visit to Auckland Zoo is very worth while especially because of the very impressive and friendly layout. It is also a wonderful opportunity to see native species as well as exotic ones.
Of course... more
Tamaki Drive hugs the waterfrount of the easterns bays of Auckland and seems to be the place to be for walking, jogging and any exercise in general. I took the bus from Auckland city to Mission Bay... more
This site was first purchased in 1853 by Bishop Pompallier for 1,000 pounds along with the land across the road which is St Mary’s College today. Originally the area was named Mt St Mary’s. A small... more
The Victoria Park Market didn't have much worth checking out. There are a few booths selling souvenirs such as t-shirts and Maori necklaces. There are also clothing, shoes, crafts booths and a food... more
We didn’t visit the Voyager NZ Maritime Museum and regretting it, but if you are interested in NZ maritime heritage this is the place to go. It has collection from the earliest Polynesian and Maori... more
Rangitoto was born from series of volcanic explosions around 600 years ago which makes the youngest island in the Hauraki Gulf. Today there is no permanent population. It’s like going back to basic.... more
Aotea square is in the middle of town in the upper part of Queen Street. It is a melting pot of all peoples of Auckland from business people sitting down for a lunch break to local street kids wanting... more
If you feel like browsing through thrift shops, check out K'Road (in the direction towards Ponsonby). There a bunch of arcades and side shops with interesting and trendy clothing. There are quite a... more
One of must do's when you are in Auckland is take a cruise out into the harbour. Whether you just want a simple harbour cruise under the harbour bridge or if you'd like a full day in the Hauraki Gulf... more
Waiheke Island can be rather crowded, especially in the summer months. But this should not deter you as it is a beautiful island to explore on foot, scooter, by car or bus, depending on how much time... more
I took a photo shot of the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge during our Harbour Cruise tour. The construction of the bridge began in 1954 and completed in April 1959. I thought it was a nice looking... more
A canyoning trip is a really exciting way to try adventure travel. We booked a trip with AWOL Adventures. We did the Piha Canyon full day trip. The canyon is located in the Waitakere Park Ranges. It's... more
The Auckland Art Gallery is Auckland's most popular public gallery. It has an extensive collection of national and international art. It also hosts travelling international exhibitions.
The gallery... more
At Bastion Point is the Savage Memorial Gardens which was dedicated to the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand Michael Joseph Savage. Inside the memorial are pool with well kept garden and a... more
Lumsden Green is a small park in Newmarket which was set aside as a reserve in 1878. It was named after David Lumsden, who was the Mayor of Newmarket at the time the borough merged with Auckland City... more
Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand for most International travellers and the largest city in New Zealand. The city has been named by many international survey reports as being one of the top 10......
AUCKLAND, Ah AUCKLAND!!!
You'll probably arrive by air. But for me, I drive in from the south, and it slowly comes into view as I drive over the Bombay Hills. I see the Skytower on the horizon, it......
Auckland is my home city, though I live in an outlying part of the Auckland Region. Most Aucklanders don't really differentiate much between the two geographic concepts. VT now does and this page is...