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.
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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
If I could give more stars I would have done it. This tour was amazing. Starting with the fact that they have upgraded my Tour for free. Than I got the best guide in the world I had for all of my journeys. David was amazing, he knew a lot of things and he was telling the stories, facts on everything. He was giving us an advice to get the best out of tour. Also he was taking the best photos for us. Also the tour to Hobbiton and Waitomo caves was unforgettable. I would recommend this tour to everybody around me.
We had an excellent time on our wine tour with Lance. He was warm, friendly, and hilarious and made a special effort to make us comfortable, take photos for us, and share cool factoids about the island. I would absolutely recommend you do this tour. The wine was world-class, the guide was lovely, and the lunch at the end was outstanding. Great value for money. Thanks, Lance!
Highly recommended day tour in hobbiton with experiend driver + tour guide, David. I'm a solo traveller and coincidentally I am the only passenger for that day. Your trip will never boring with David explain the history of the land that in the way to hobbiton and tell something about hobbiton as well. He also help me took a lot of nice photo. Thumb up
The tour was amazing !! Our guide was David and he made the whole trip really fun and enjoyable, he is a really nice guy ! All of the scenery was beautiful, the landscapes and the movie set was just as in the movies!! Plus you get a free drink when you arrive to the Green Dragon. Unforgettable experience, I truly recommend it :)
It was a great excitement for myself and friends to visit Hobitton movie set. We enjoyed each and every moment of your and scene. The tour agent and the guide for our tour were all awesome to us. I recommend each and everyone to visit the Hobitton movie set. It would be a great moment for you all.