Auckland East Things To Do

Finding things to do in Auckland isn't hard. Situated between two harbours there's plenty of water activities on offer. The city is packed full of family attractions, museums and galleries, while over 50 volcanoes offer superb walking trails.

Known as the 'City of Sails', water based activites are big here, with yachts dotted everywhere. Scenic cruises and island hopping on the ferries are a great to take in the harbour setting. The compact downtown area is easy to explore on foot with museums, galleries and the iconic Skytower never far away. There's also the main retail hub of 'Queen Street' and the trendy Britmart preccinct. The city has more than enough family attractions to keep everyone happy, with Rainbow's End, Auckland Zoo, and Stardome Observatory and Planetarium offering some of the best fun. Situated in the suburb of Parnell, the Auckland War Memorial Museum features on many visitors 'must do' lists, presenting the history of New Zealand, its people and culture. The Auckland Art Gallery is conveniently located downtown and adjacent to Albert Park, a quiet oasis in the city. With over 26 regional parks, there is a huge selecton of walking trails to enjoy. The golden beaches to the north of the city are ideal for relaxing and often you'll have the beach to yourself! On the wild west coast, the beaches ae popular with surfers, while hikers who are drawn to the Waitakere Ranges. Look through our Auckland things to do guide for more inspiration to get the best out of your trip to the city.

Howick Historical Village

Howick Historical Village Auckland-East, Auckland

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Step back to the 19th century and explore this fascinating recreation of a colonial village. Walk amongst costumed 'villagers' and experience how Howick used to be.

Hunua Ranges Regional Park

Hunua Ranges Regional Park Auckland-East, Auckland

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Hunua Ranges Regional Park comprises of 14,000 hectares of native forest, making it Auckland's largest forested terrain. The park features the Hunua Falls, a much photographed natural attraction.

Duder Regional Park

Duder Regional Park Auckland-East, Auckland

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Duder Regional Park is a 148 hectare park situated on the Whakakaiwhara Peninsula that overlooks the Tamaki Strait. This is a regional park that's big on stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf.

Howick Golf Club

Howick Golf Club Auckland-East, Auckland

Howick Golf Club welcomes all visitors to its spectacular 18-hole golf course, just a 40-minute drive from Auckland.


Formosa Auckland-East, Auckland

The Formosa Golf Resort offers a high-class 18 hole course, a driving range and sports centre alongside accommodation and a fully licensed restaurant with stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf.


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