Top attractions in Auckland
Top sights in Auckland
Get cozy with all the kiwi charm of Auckland’s culture, seafood, history and natural beauty. Only visiting for a few days? Be sure to hit these must-sees while in town.
Opened in 1985, the aquarium was built from underground sewage tanks along the waterfront. Drifting through the clear acrylic tunnels, guests experience wildlife from all angles.
View the city from its main harbor in a sailboat, catamaran, ferry, launch or yacht. Maybe you’ll get lucky and catch a boat show.
How many volcanoes are in Auckland? Of the 48, Rangitoto is the youngest and largest. Find yourself in the majestic tropics after a short 30-minute ferry from the city.
This New Zealand icon houses a vast collection of natural, indigenous and military history from the region. You can even catch a daily Maori cultural performance here.
Home of the largest collection of contemporary and traditional art in the country, a visit to the gallery is a treat for obvious reasons—the free entry is an added bonus.
Mighty and small critters from around the world call these 17 vast hectares just minutes from the city center home.
The Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere. An icon of the Auckland skyline, a trip to the top offers an unforgettable view.
It’s a small city packed with nature and historical intrigue. One could have a decent handle on the city within 4 days.
Weather is generally mild with warm, humid summers and balmy, damp winters. Lots of layers and rain gear are advisable.
- English and Maori
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- Best time to visit
- April and October fall just outside peak tourist season, so prices will be lower, but you'll still get lots of sunshine and warm weather!
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What people are saying about Auckland
I loved the Segway tour on Waiheke Island. Our Intrustor and guide Andrew was very friendly. We had two bags of luggage, which he let us put in his van. He helped me with my helmet and I felt very safe and looked after on the tour. It was such a fun experience, I would highly recommend it to anyone.
I went with my mum & partner to Hobbiton & Waitomo. We had Michael for our tour & he was so generous & full of knowledge about everything & anything. Also such a great conversationalist . Highly recommend, would love to be on another tour with him. Thank you for a great day out!
Had such an amazing time! Got to visit a few different wineries and eat some tasty foods. the tour is a great way to explore the island of it’s your first time over or even nice to learn more about the island if it’s not your first time.
Fantastic event. Great guide who made our tour extra special, Andrew goes out of his way to ensure you have the best time. Absolutely loved this - time flies in a blink of hilarity and good time. Highly recommend to everyone!
My travel guide Jo was simply amazing! She was so welcoming and knew her stuff! We were upgraded to a fancy BMW as we were the only pair on the tour for that afternoon. The whole experience was luxurious!