What to see in Auckland

Auckland Attractions

As the largest and most cosmopolitan city in New Zealand, Auckland has plenty to do and see for visitors, ranging from scenic cityscapes to beautiful wildlife reserves which surround the city. If you are heading out with the kids or just want to learn more about Auckland, Maori culture or New Zealand in general, a great place to start would be the Auckland Museum. The museum overlooks the city and the attractive Waitemata Harbour and is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Apart from the museum there is also the recently refurbished Auckland Art Gallery, housing some amazingly creative installations and free tours starting daily around midday.

After you have soaked up some local knowledge and culture from the exhibitions of the Auckland Museum and Art Gallery, why not take a daring venture up the Auckland Sky Tower, one of the tallest freestanding buildings in the Southern Hemisphere, from which you have a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city, the harbour and the gulf islands. And finally, if you want to explore the wilder side of Auckland, you can take a ferry from Auckland Harbour to Tiritiri Matangi Island, one of New Zealand's most important wildlife sanctuaries. There you can admire the beautiful flora and fauna of Auckland while on a tour led by expert guides of the island. And after all that, if you haven't had your fill of attractions, one can take turn at the Auckland Zoo, catch a show at the Civic Theatre or enjoy a lazy walk through Albert Park.

A popular way to enjoy many of these sites is to purchase a tourist card, called a multipass, which allows access to numerous venues within a one month period.

Auckland Museum

Situated on The Domain, an extensive central city parkland on one of Auckland's extinct volcanic hills, the Auckland…

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Auckland Sky Tower

At 1,076 feet (328m), Auckland's Sky Tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere and has unforgettable…

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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary and one of New Zealand's most important and exciting conservation projects.…

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