Auckland City, experience the diverse lifestyle of New Zealand's largest cosmopolitan area. Home of the Auckland Sky Tower and Viaduct Harbour. Visit Auckland Domain which is Auckland's oldest park, based around an extinct volcano basin or walk along the sea front.
Sky Tower - SKYCITY
Auckland's exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breath-taking views
SKYCITY Auckland is a destination like no other in New Zealand. It’s an exciting hub with dining, gaming, adrenaline activities and the iconic Sky Tower.
If you’re visiting Auckland for just one day then a trip up the Sky Tower which stands above all other high rise buildings high is a must. View the city from 328 metres high above street level and take in the beautiful views, up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Spot the key landmarks, a number of volcanoes and historical locations within the greater Auckland area.
Mission Bay and St Heliers Beaches (Close to City)
These two vibrant beachfront suburbs are lined with eateries and shops.
Take a dip in the sea, hire a kayak, try stand-up paddle boarding, or just relax with a family picnic and throw a Frisbee around. Head to St Heliers boat ramp for a guided sea kayaking tour of Auckland’s harbour and nearby islands. The tours run every day and you can choose between a half-day, full-day or sunset experience.
Visit Albany & Long Bay
All you need for great shopping and
Head out on a shopping spree at the Albany's expansive Westfield Mall - with a huge range of stores from home décor and electronics to clothing, footwear and toys, cafes & restaurants lining the courtyard outside and a cinema complex, you will be sorted. Catch a rugby, rugby league or football match at North Harbour Stadium if the timing is right.
Long Bay Park is a 10-minute drive from Albany, and only 20km from the city, offers a sheltered beach on one side and parkland on the other, perfect for a swim or a picnic.
The unofficial ‘capital’ of Auckland’s North Shore.
Choose from a huge range of cafés and restaurants day or night, or go Kiwi with fresh fish and chips on the white-sand Takapuna Beach. Lake Pupuke is also just a few minutes walk away and is great for rowing, sailing & canoeing. Take a look at the shops and boutiques along Hurstmere Road or shop for fashion, books, footwear and beauty products in the 70+ stores in the mall. The Sunday market is also a popular choice to visit. Fancy a walk? Stretch your legs on the heritage trail from Takapuna to Milford along the water's edge.
Hop aboard the ferry at downtown Auckland and in just 12 minutes you're there.
Explore the underground tunnels, gun emplacements and fortifications at North Head is a must. The volcanic cone offers incredible 360 degree views over the Hauraki Gulf and across to the city. Take a wander through the local art galleries and see how the local landscapes have inspired beautiful paintings & photographs. Browse boutique shops and relax at one of Devonport's casual-cool cafes and restaurants.
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest Museums in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Māori and Pacific treasures.
Housed in one of the country's finest heritage buildings, the Museum tells the story of New Zealand as a nation; from award-winning natural history exhibits to galleries which investigate New Zealand's cultural origins.
Auckland Art Gallery
Visit the home of New Zealand's most extensive art collection.
Auckland Art Gallery is the city's most impressive cultural site, housed in an impressive French Renaissance-style structure first built in 1887. The gallery is home to New Zealand's most extensive art collection with more than 15,000 art works on display.
AJ Hackett - Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy Jump
Scaling the Auckland Harbour Bridge is rewarding, educational and designed to be easy going.
It’s a fully-guided tour with commentary which will take you right to the top – giving you a 360 degree view of Auckland. With custom engineered walkways, its not only safe, easy going and beautiful but a pretty cool team bonding exercise too. Feeling brave? The Auckland Bridge Climb is an AJ Hackett Bungy Experience so you can give that a go too.
One Tree Hill
Take a walk and get some fantastic views across the cityscape from the hill summit.
For many Aucklanders, the volcanic cone of One Tree Hill is the symbol of their city. The 182-meter-high hill sits amid the lush Cornwall Park with a series of flower beds and stands of mature trees set amid walking trails.
Upcoming Events in the area
Auckland Diwali Festival 2019
Date: 12 October 2019Continue reading »
Aucklands Queen Street and Aotea Square will be transformed into a colourful and mouth-watering spectacle when the 18th Auckland Diwali Festival takes place October 12 and 13.
Bright lights, energetic dance performances, incredible Indian delicacies culminating in an incredible fireworks display on Sunday evening that will excite and delight festival goers of all ages and ethnicities.
ASB Auckland Marathon
Date: 20 October 2019Continue reading »
Join in New Zealand's biggest, most iconic, colourful, cultural running celebration. There are five race distances to choose from 3K to full marathon with no rules on how you run them, solo at pace, walking tall, team shuffle or as a charity hero! Everyone is welcome.
U2 - The Joshua Tree Tour 2019
Date: 8 November 2019Continue reading »
With Special Guest Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Live Nation is excited to confirm that U2 will bring their acclaimed Joshua Tree Tour to New Zealand in November.
Festival X Rising
Date: 28 November 2019Continue reading »
Festival X Rising launches this November at Western Springs as the newest event on the summer music calendar, featuring some of music’s biggest superstars. The inaugural line-up features multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner Calvin Harris announced today as the headline act.
Joining Calvin will be Juice WRLD, Lil Pump, Tchami, Anna Lunoe and Kiwi DJ duo, the Katayanagi Twins for the one-day event.
Date: 31 December 2019Continue reading »
Wondergarden is a musical and visual celebration with a lineup curated from world class international acts, and New Zealand’s most exciting artists. As well as a full afternoon and evening of main stage artists, Wondergarden features roaming performers, children’s performers and entertainment, and New Zealand’s most sumptuous street food all spread across one wondrous day and eve at one of the city’s best loved places, Silo Park.
ASB Classic 2020
Date: 6 January 2020Continue reading »
Catch some of the top male and female international tennis players in action at the ASB Tennis Arena for two weeks of world-class tennis. While you’re there, sample some of Auckland’s superb restaurants at the pop-up bars, along with a line-up of nonstop entertainment.
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Date: 27 January 2020Continue reading »
Feel the beat at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Auckland’s favourite alternative music festival. Full of fresh, original and ground-breaking music, the festival’s set in the urban playground of Albert Park. With an atmosphere that channels community, collaboration and self-expression, it’s a music experience like no other.
Auckland Arts Festival
Date: 11 March 2020Continue reading »
See Auckland transform when the globally-recognised Auckland Arts Festival arrives in March. For 19 days, experience the explosion of theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual arts as the city celebrates our artists, culture and diversity from New Zealand and around the world.
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