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Observation Decks · Volcanos · Military Museums
City of Sails
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Breathe deeply in the wealth of green spaces dotted around the cosmopolitan city, and head to the harbor to explore the main hub of activity and industry. Residents have a particular fondness for sailing, earning the city the nickname "City of Sails"; naturally, water sports and boat trips out into the Hauraki Gulf rank among the main Auckland attractions. With a major surge of modernization in recent years, Auckland boats some of the country's most spectacular architecture and an infrastructure befitting one of the world's most thriving urban areas. When using our New Zealand itinerary maker tool, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Popular things to do in Auckland

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Observation Deck
SkyTower
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Military Museum
Auckland Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Auckland Zoo
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Island
Waiheke Island
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Auckland

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Ballet
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
New Zealand Maritime Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Bethells Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Takapuna Beach
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Auckland

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Waiheke Island
4.9
Duration: 5 hours
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History Museum
Museum of Transport and Technology Auckland Region
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
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Theme Park
Rainbow's End Theme Park Manukau
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Landmark
Matakana Village Matakana
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Auckland

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Park
Auckland Domain
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Cornwall Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Albert Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Parnell Rose Gardens
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Auckland

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Wildlife Area
Butterfly Creek
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Hauraki Gulf
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Tours in Auckland

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Bus Tour
Auckland City Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Entertainment Center
Virtual Reality Studio
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Walking tour
Beautiful Nature Tours Auckland
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Garden
West Lynn Garden
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Auckland

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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