Visit Auckland City

Layered across beautiful landscapes, from ocean shore's to mountain tops.

About Auckland

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.   

Attractions

 

Sky Tower - SKYCITY

Auckland's exciting hub of adrenaline activities, superb dining and breath-taking views

Sky Tower - SKYCITY

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.

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Mission Bay and St Heliers Beaches (Close to City)

These two vibrant beachfront suburbs are lined with eateries and shops.

Mission Bay and St Heliers Beaches (Close to City)

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.

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Visit Albany & Long Bay

All you need for great shopping and

Visit Albany & Long Bay

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.

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Visit Takapuna

The unofficial ‘capital’ of Auckland’s North Shore.

Visit Takapuna

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.

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Visit Devonport

Hop aboard the ferry at downtown Auckland and in just 12 minutes you're there.

Visit Devonport

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.

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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.

Auckland War Memorial Museum

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.

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Auckland Art Gallery

Visit the home of New Zealand's most extensive art collection.

Auckland Art Gallery

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. 

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AJ Hackett - Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy Jump

Scaling the Auckland Harbour Bridge is rewarding, educational and designed to be easy going.

AJ Hackett - Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy Jump

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.

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One Tree Hill

Take a walk and get some fantastic views across the cityscape from the hill summit.

One Tree Hill

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

 

Wondergarden

Wondergarden

Date: 31 December 2019

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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

ASB Classic 2020

Date: 6 January 2020

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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

St Jerome's Laneway Festival

Date: 27 January 2020

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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

Auckland Arts Festival

Date: 11 March 2020

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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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