Things To See in Auckland, New Zealand

Sightseeing in Auckland is an endless journey with infinitely many attractions. The islands off the coast provide a never-ending menu of picturesque and fantasy-like locations. Whatever you would like to see Auckland has it, the War Memorial Museum and the National Maritime Museum provide histories of the city and country, as well as displaying many Maori artefacts and information regarding Maori traditions. If you are looking to see Auckland, as a whole the Sky Tower is the place to be, from the top of the 328m structure (larger than the Eiffel Tower) one can see many of the islands off the coast, the entire city and many surrounding towns.

Attractions in Auckland

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum (Te Papa Whakahiku

    The Domain, Auckland, New Zealand

    Situated in the Auckland domain, with stunning views of the city and harbour. The assortment of Maori Taonga (treasures) and Pacific artefacts are the most comprehensive and valued in New Zealand. A regular program of Maori dance and music is shown daily at 11am and 1.30pm, $8 for adults and $5 for children.

  • Hauraki Gulf

    Ferries depart from the various piers, Auckland, New Zealand

    The Hauraki Gulf contains 50 South Pacific islands, most covered in lush subtropical rainforests, and surrounded by white, sandy beaches with crystal-clear, blue waters. A scenic 30-minute boat-ride from Auckland takes you to beautiful island of Rangitoto, a dormant volcano, or Waiheke Island, with its magnificent vineyards, and relaxed atmosphere, people often find themselves wanting to stay indefinitely.

  • Sky Tower

    Sky City, Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland, New Zealand

    Sky Tower is built to take you to an all time high. At 328 metres tall (over 1,000 feet), the Southern Hemisphere's tallest tower offers the best views of Auckland. Sky Tower features four observation levels, glass fronted lifts, glass floor panels, multi-lingual audio guides, touch screen computers and Orbit - Sky Tower's revolving restaurant.

  • Lion Breweries

    368 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

    New Zealand’s largest multinational brewery has free tours of the plant upon request. Bookings are required, and tours take place between 10:30am and 2pm. Guides inform you about the brewing process and allow you to sample the end product. Steinlager is the most widely known beer, though many others are also available for sampling and purchase.

  • Auckland Zoo

    Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand

    The Auckland Zoo boasts the largest collection of native animals and birds on display in New Zealand. World-class animal exhibits including the New Zealand Aviary, set within native bush, the McDonalds Rainforest with 5 different primate species & Asian elephants. Some of the world’s most endangered species can also be seen including white rhino, Bornean orangatans, red panda, ring tailed lemur & NZ tuatara.

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