Auckland 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.

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Rainbow's End

Rainbow's End Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Family-friendly theme park in Manukau City, Auckland. With over 20 rides and attractions,special events, night rides, amazing on stage entertainment and café there truly is something for everyone.

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Auckland Zoo is one of the world's premier nature parks and conservation centres with over 750 animals and 120 different species

Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy

Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Ultimate city adventure, including bungy and bridge climb over Auckland Harbour. Home of the world's first Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump, and operating since 2003. The jump of a lifetime.

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Departing directly from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland, be welcomed aboard a purpose-built research vessel the 'Dolphin Explorer' for an unforgettable 4.5hr eco-safari of the Hauraki Gulf.

New Zealand Maritime Museum

New Zealand Maritime Museum Auckland-Central, Auckland

The New Zealand Maritime Museum at the heart of Auckland's waterfront takes visitors on a journey through New Zealand's maritime heritage.

The Nancy Steen Garden

The Nancy Steen Garden Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Auckland's Nancy Steen Rose Garden is an inner-city oasis, where visitors can appreciate some of nature's most beautiful specimens.

Chelsea Estate Heritage Park

Chelsea Estate Heritage Park North-Shore, Auckland

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Chelsea Estate Heritage Park covers an area of 36.7 hectares and is situated in the heart of Birkenhead on Auckland's North Shore region.

Mission Bay Beach

Mission Bay Beach Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Mission Bay is a popular seaside suburb of Auckland with the beach a focal point of activity. The stretch of golden sand enjoys prominent views of Rangitoto Island.

Hillary Trail

Hillary Trail Auckland-West, Auckland

The Hillary Trail takes trampers on a self guided, four-day walk through native forest and rugged coastline.

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