Auckland Activities

Discover Auckland

The Lonely Planet describes Auckland as ‘geographically blessed’; ringed with beautiful beaches, sitting on a beautiful harbour, surrounded by native bush, rich with volcanoes to climb and take in views from and also, as New Zealand’s largest city, large enough in population to have a diverse and exciting dining and cultural scene. It’s a thriving cosmopolitan city where you can be on the water, in the bush or up a mountain within minutes of the CBD, and sipping a cocktail at a rooftop bar not long after - the best of all worlds.

The Auckland of the past few years has finally taken advantage of its prime position on the Waitemata Harbour, with the development of world-class waterfront areas, and a more pedestrian friendly CBD to become the most vibrant city in the South Pacific. Auckland is packed with amazing restaurants, bars, cafes, parks, and world-class attractions, most of which are easily accessed from the CBD hotels.  The result is a city that can cater for couples and friends, families, or conferences and events with style; a city suited to the cosmopolitan types yet also the action-seeking or outdoorsy, a city that has just as much to offer the visitor from other parts of NZ as the overseas tourist.

Auckland is also the gateway to the wonders of New Zealand's far north, the natural geothermal features of the Bay of Plenty, and an easy day trip to a significant part of ‘Middle Earth’ – Hobbiton.  Experience New Zealand's rugged and beautiful landscape in the world-renowned Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks. Be guided by the best with Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures.


If shopping is one of your favourite pastimes, Auckland has a lot to offer.

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Hauraki Gulf

With over a million hectares of sparkling blue waters dotted with emerald islands, the Hauraki Gulf offers countless water activities and island adventures.

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Enjoy a sightseeing bike ride around the city, take a tour bus to the top of Mt Eden for an inspiring 360 degree view or wander around the Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter.

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Auckland has a range of attractions from climbing over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, travelling under the sea at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, walking around the outside of the Sky Tower on their sky walk to ziplining on Waiheke Island.

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Drinks and Dining

Auckland’s dining and drinking scene can rival any of the world’s culinary capitals. The constantly evolving array of eateries and bars will keep you on your toes, and there’s always a new hit spot to sample.

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Cultural Experiences

Auckland's fantastic array of art galleries, museums, festivals, concerts, performances — not to mention its rich history — combine to form an arts and culture scene you won't want to miss.

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