10 of the Best Things to Do in Auckland
New Zealand is full of adventure and Auckland is one of the best cities to experience it. Full of museums, landscapes and iconic attractions, there is something for everyone.
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1 Visit Rangitoto Island
Located off the coast of Auckland, Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island that has amazing hiking trails and spectacular views. Explore the trails, hike thru lava fields and more. Take a lunch and have a picnic as you take in the stunning views.
2 Mount Eden
You can’t miss Mount Eden if you visit Auckland, it is one of the top attractions. It is a dormant volcano that is covered in grass with some of the best views in Auckland. You will see some of the best sunsets and sunrises, experience hiking and more.
3 Waitareke Ranges Regional Park
Located along the North Island’s west coast, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park has over 40,000 acres of forest and beaches. Waitakere Ranges has hiking, biking, bird watching and more!
4 Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo caves are world-famous, located about 120 miles South of Auckland. You will see thousands of glowworms illuminating the cave ceiling and these glowworms are only found in New Zealand!
5 Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island features several vineyards, olive groves, white sand beaches, shops and restaurants. Try zip-lining for some adventure. You will find some of the best wine areas here as well.
6 Auckland Zoo
The Auckland Zoo is 4 miles southwest of downtown Auckland and is one of the best attractions to see animals. You will find the largest number of exotic and native animals in New Zealand with everything from fur seals to brown kiwis.
7 Viaduct Harbor
Viaduct Harbor has some of the best restaurants and bars. There are more than 30 eateries, plus a marina that you can visit. If you love boating you will love it here as you check out the luxury yachts and more.
Devonport is a suburb of Auckland with spectacular views of the city. There are many places to dine and shop, as well as a naval base. Stroll along the peaceful beaches, take in the scenery and much more.
9 Hobbiton Movie Set
If you are Lord of The Rings Fan, you must visit Hobbiton. This is the only movie set left from the film and it is a big tourist attraction. You will feel as if you are in the movie.
This is the most noticeable building in Auckland. Enjoy 360 degree views of the city, try one of the many restaurants and even bungee jump off the 53rd floor!
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