Auckland Domain, Auckland Central

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Auckland's oldest park, Auckland Domain can also be considered the city's most interesting green space. The 75 hectare (185 acre) area has been developed around the explosion crater of an extinct volcano, as evidenced by its many "tuff rings," which form a natural amphitheater. Several sports fields stretch along the floor of the crater, while one of the city's most-visited tourist attractions, the Auckland War Memorial, sits high up on the rim. Enjoy a leisurely stroll among the towering trees, feed the noisy ducks, and admire the verdant ferns of the winter gardens. If you get hungry during your visit, you can pick up snacks at one of the many kiosks. Alternatively, pack a picnic. Put Auckland Domain on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Auckland Central trip maker tool .
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  • this area surrounds the Auckland Museum. With lush grass area that you can play soccer,cricket or just relax in. Also includes an area with huge duck pond and beside that is the cafe with great ice cr...  more »
  • The Auckland Domain is a huge green space in central auckland - a good place for a walk on a nice day..  more »
  • I lived near the Domain and it was beautiful to go on weekends. Full of people of all ages, family, groups of people exercising. It is a huge park with a touch of the Museum for those who want some culture. Ideal to spend all afternoon.
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  • Great place to walk around. The Winter Gardens are great. Fantastic views. All ages will enjoy it. The War Memorial Museum is very interesting.
  • Beautiful parks! Amazing gazebos and sculptures, Auckland winter garden and Auckland War Memorial Museum found here too. Forest hike tracks and duck ponds with fountains found here too. Modern art and restrooms available and parking is pretty good. I recommend you come here if you are a tourist or is someone who just wants some peace.
  • The Auckland Domain is a great place to visit. The grounds are beautifully well kept and include the Auckland Museum, Winter Gardens and several picturesque lakes. The grounds are occasionally used for concerts, exhibitions and performances. A must for any visitor to Auckland.
  • Lovely natural escape in the busy city. Great for walking or jogging, or playing some lunchtime ball sports. There's less to do in Winter, but still plenty of paved paths to walk around. The Wintergarden is perennial, so there's always some interesting flora to see.
  • Always a fantastic morning or afternoon with or without the kids. If you're coming with kids make sure to visit the Weird and Wonderful area. There's also a family lunch room. Some great exhibitions included in the general admission.

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As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Auckland benefits from a range of accommodations. From downtown luxury and boutique hotels to suburban bed and breakfasts, motels, and campsites, visitors of all persuasions and budgets can find something to suit them. A cluster of accommodations around the airport make convenient stops for those traveling late, while the popular harbor area offers rooms with a nice view. RV parks on the edge of town make a great basecamp for getting out into the surrounding landscape.
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