Auckland Domain, Auckland

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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 into our Auckland itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We were walking from the Center, crossing this Park until you reach the memorial of Auckland Museum. Beautiful hike
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  • August 9, 2017
    Nice park area to relax, big and open fields areas, great place to chilled out to read book and catching up with friends. OK experienced :-)  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    You can easily spend a couple of hours here. The park offers everything you need. Cricket grounds, field for rugby, soccer or every other sport. There is a café next the winter garden and in the middl...  more »
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  • One of the largest parks in Auckland. There are two gardens that you must visit for a variety of plants. The Auckland museum is also located here. Picnic is very ideal in this place. I saw joggers running around. A soccer match was also going on the huge park grounds. You must come here when in Auckland.
  • The biggest park in the central city, and you can find lots of people having their exercise. The Lovers Lane is great to walk especially during spring time when the cherry trees are blossoming. The Auckland War Memorial Museum is also located in this park. the other highest ground in the Auckland Domain is a sacred Maori burial site, so please have some respect when you're around that area. The domain grand stand was a great building with great wooden floor interior, unfortunately, now its outside is mostly occupied by hobos; although they won't hassle you, you might feel a bit uncomfortable.
  • Auckland Domain is a nice little area where you can find pretty much anything you need within walking distance. It's extremely convenient, and there are great little tracks nearby where you can take a stroll. There's Broadway closeby, the Auckland War Memorial Museum and, of course, the Hospital (although, hopefully you won't be needing it). Great place to chill out and have lunch, exercise in the morning or just kick a ball around.
  • Wonderful place to spend some quality time with the family. If the weather is perfect then there's space for everyone. Parking can be tight at times. Nice green swats if you want to play a ball or just lazy around. Beautiful gardens and the museum to walk around and then there's the nicely maintained all year around winter garden and the adjoining duck pond and coffee shop. I think this place offers something for everyone.
  • So many things to comment on... The wintergardens are definitely a visit. Love sitting under the pavilion and having lunch. Flat to run around. Museum is wonderful. Easy parking options. Always lots going on to watch

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