Auckland Things to Do

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  • 1. Auckland Museum and Domain

    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....

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  • 2. Queen Street & Downtown

    Queen Street starts from Auckland Harbour and runs for nearly three kilometers in a virtual straight line. As the commercial as well as shopping hub area, there are a full range of shopping option the...

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  • 3. Skytower Complex and Casino

    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...

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  • 4. Mt Eden

    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...

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  • 5. Devonport

    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...

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  • 6. Kelly Tarltons Underwater World

    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...

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  • 7. Parnell

    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.

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  • 8. Albert Park & Auckland University

    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...

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  • 9. Viaduct Basin & Downtown waterfront

    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...

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  • 10. Cornwall Park & One Tree Hill

    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...

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  • 11. Auckland Zoo

    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...

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  • 12. Victoria Park Market

    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...

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  • 13. Tamaki Drive

    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...

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  • 14. Ponsonby

    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...

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  • 15. Bastion Point and the Savage Memorial

    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...

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  • 16. New Zealand National Maritime Museum

    This excellent museum gives the history of maritime accomplishment in New Zealand from colonization by the first Maori to today's history of first class sailing. The museum has 14 exhibition...

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  • 17. Rangitoto Island

    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....

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  • 18. Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland

    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...

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  • 19. Auckland Art Gallery

    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...

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  • 20. Karangahape Road

    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...

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  • 21. Sailing on Auckland Harbour

    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...

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  • 22. Hauraki Gulf

    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...

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  • 23. Harbour Bridge & Marina

    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...

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  • 24. Newmarket

    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...

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  • 25. Auckland Domain

    The Domain is located centrally and is the largest and oldest park in Auckland. The park contains the huge war memorial and is also home to a wintergarden which holds two glasshouses of tropical...

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