Auckland, New Zealand is a wonderful place to take a vacation. Not only do you get to see some beautiful sights, but you also get to immerse yourself in a new culture.
There are so many things to do in Auckland that you will never be bored, you will never have a dull moment, and you’ll never forget your experiences.
Are you thinking about taking a trip to Auckland? Do you know what you plan to do when you get there?
If you are interested in learning about a few of the most popular things to do in Auckland, keep reading to see our compiled list.
While this is not an actual mountain, it is the tallest natural point that you may get to see in Auckland. There are trails to hike or walk and plenty of places to hang out outside.
Along the road outside of this area, there are a plethora of shops, cafés, and wine bars.
This is the biggest (and one of the best) views in Auckland, so you don’t want to forget to add this to your trip.
The SkyTower is a telecommunications and observation tower, but it also has some wonderful dining experiences, two extraordinary Auckland activities, and so much more.
If you’re a history buff, you need to check out the Auckland Museum. Formally known as the Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, this is a museum that has a lot to offer in terms of New Zealand history, natural history, and war or military history.
The collections and exhibits for this museum started in 1852, so there is plenty to view and experience.
Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium
A fun thing to do by yourself, on a date, or with the whole family is to visit a world-class museum.
You don’t want to miss Kelly Tarltons Aquarium, as it has over 30 live animal exhibits. During your visit, you’ll see the world’s biggest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit.
Auckland Botanic Gardens
This is a beautiful botanic garden with more than 10,000 plants and 64 hectares to explore.
You can choose between a guided or self-guided tour and this is a great place for people of all ages. Entry to the botanic gardens is free and leashed dogs are welcome.
This is a famous beach that you may recognize from films like The Piano, but you may also have heard of it due to its black sand.
While you will not want to swim here without a lifeguard present due to the strong tides and rips, this beach can be great to walk along or spend part of your day enjoying the sun.
Check Out These Things to Do in Auckland
With these ideas in mind, you will be able to make your trip to Auckland one you will never forget.
There are plenty of things to do in Auckland outside of this list as well, so don’t be afraid to do your own research and see what else may interest you.
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Great views, and lots of nature over the in new Zealand.. I want to visit one day.
I would love to go to Auckland. New Zealand is on my bucket list. I love your suggestions, the botanic gardens would be my first stop!
This is at the top of my bucket list. So many new things to see and do.
I always wanted to go to Kelly Tarlton’s.
This looks like a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful. I would love to visit, especially the botanic gardens!
I would love to visit this beautiful place There are so many fantastic things to see and do