Auckland South 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.

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens Auckland-South, Auckland

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Spanning 64 hectares, Auckland Botanic Gardens is a beautiful and tranquil setting that's home to well over 10,000 plants from across the world.

Pukekohe Golf Club

Pukekohe Golf Club Auckland-South, Auckland

Visit Pukekohe Golf Club for a great round of golf, any time of the year.

Omana Regional Park

Omana Regional Park Auckland-South, Auckland

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Omana Regional Park is located 42 kilometres to the south-east of Auckland. The compact park is ideal for gentle walks with some decent places to enjoy a picnic and take in the Hauraki Gulf views.

Manukau Golf

Manukau Golf Auckland-South, Auckland

Manukau Golf Club combines a challenging course with the landscaping of a park to give every player a unique and pleasurable experience.

Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek Auckland-South, Auckland

Just few minutes drive from Auckland Airport, Butterfly Creek is home to Australasia's premier Tropical Butterfly House, giant crocs, baby alligators and the country's largest marine coral aquaria.

Clarks Beach Golf Club

Clarks Beach Golf Club Auckland-South, Auckland

Located on the shore of Manukau Harbour, just 40 minutes drive from Auckland International airport, the Clarks Beach Golf Club mixes stunning scenery with challenging golf.

The Grange

The Grange Auckland-South, Auckland

Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's best golf courses, The Grange offers a challenging course which will test even the most experienced golfer.

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