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.

SNOWPLANET

SNOWPLANET Auckland-North, Auckland

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Enjoy snow sports all year round. Spend a fun family day at New Zealand's only indoor snow resort.

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.

Auckland Wintergarden

Auckland Wintergarden Parnell, Auckland

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In Auckland's oldest park, the Auckland Domain, is the charming Winter Garden, where visitors can admire colourful flowers all year long.

Karekare Beach

Karekare Beach Auckland-West, Auckland

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Karekare Beach gained wider attention with its starring role in the 1993 film The Piano. The secluded black sandy beach is situated on the west coast of Auckland, 35 kilometres from downtown Auckland.

Silo Park

Silo Park Auckland-Central, Auckland

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Silo Park, on Auckland's waterfront, is not just a great park - it's also host to amazing events and exhibitions. Stop by and see what's on.

Muriwai Gannet Colony

Muriwai Gannet Colony Auckland-West, Auckland

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Muriwai Gannet Colony is situated in Muriwai Regional Park, a 40 minute drive west of downtown Auckland.

Fernglen Garden and Bush Walk

Fernglen Garden and Bush Walk North-Shore, Auckland

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Situated off Kauri Road in Birkenhead, Fernglen Gardens is run by Auckland Council's Regional Parks Department and is focused on the preservation and growth of New Zealand plants.

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