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14 Must-Visit Attractions in Auckland, New Zealand

By Rhea Alex - June 15, 2020
Must visit attractions in Auckland

For tourists who would love a place that keeps them captivated all the way through, Auckland is just the place for you. Regardless of whether you’re a nature lover, adventure seeker or maybe even an art enthusiast, there’s definitely something you’re going to love. Tourists visiting Auckland for the very first time are sure to have the time of their lives and enjoy their vacation to the fullest.

We’ve listed out 20 must-visit attractions in Auckland, in the beautiful country of New Zealand just for you. We’ve jotted down everything we think you may want to know. Read through the blog and find everything you need.

The Sky Tower

The Sky Tower
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If you’re up for some great heights, a visit to the ‘The Sky Tower,’ could be just what you need. The tower also happens to be one of the tallest buildings in the whole of the Southern region. Tourists can enjoy a bunch of adventure activities, coupled with a great dinner and some stunning views.

Mt Eden (Maungawhau)

Mt Eden (Maungawhau)
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A visit to one of Auckland’s dormant volcanoes could be an interesting activity on your list. Mt Eden, commonly referred to as ‘Māori,’ is a natural point that is at a height of about 643 feet. You could witness a crater at the depth of 50 metres and some amazing panoramic landscapes as well.

One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)

One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)
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The ‘One Tree Hill,’ region in Auckland, has continued to be one of the most important memorial destinations for both the New Zealander and Māori. Located at a height of about 182 metres, the volcano has been visited by tourists from across the globe. Home to one of the firsts pre European colonisations, this is one of the unique summits that Auckland has to offer.

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island
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If an island visit has been on your mind, the ‘Waiheke Island,’ is just where you should be heading. Tourists can hop onto a ferry and travel all the way to the island. With a stretch of 19 kilometres, the island is one of the most picturesque locations you’ll find in Auckland. Tourists can tour through vineyards, explore the beaches and so much more.

Piha Beach

Piha Beach
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Offering the best surfing conditions, the ‘Piha Beach,’ is nothing short of breathtaking with its black sand and unique scenery. Tourists can travel to the Lions Rock and explore many of the Maori carvings through the course of their journey.

Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tiritiri Matangi Island
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For tourists travelling with kids or if you’re just a wildlife lover, the ‘Tiritiri Matangi Island,’ is definitely a place you’re going to enjoy.  The place is known to host some of the endangered bird and wildlife species in the world. The sanctuary is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss out on. 

Shakespear Regional Park

Shakespear Regional Park
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If conservation and farming are topics that catch your attention, the ‘Shakespear Regional Park,’ offers just that. It’s more of an open sanctuary that provides endangered animal species with a natural environment that’s pest-free.

Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island
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Travel to New Zealand’s sixth-largest island – the ‘Great Barrier Island.’ Tourists can stroll through stunning beaches and spectacular walkthroughs in the region. It is also the only place in the entire world that holds the status of the ‘Dark Sky Sanctuary.’

Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto Island
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The ‘Rangitoto Island,’ happens to be the youngest volcano in Auckland and was formed about 600 years ago. The ‘Rangitoto Summit,’ is a popular attraction amongst tourists here. Enjoy some of the best hiking trails at the island and maybe even enjoy a kayaking experience or two.

Devonport

Devonport
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For the history buffs out there, a stop by at the ‘Devonport,’ could be one of the most exciting things you’ve done thus far. The suburb is a food lovers paradise and is lined up with some amazing cafes and restaurants. The place is flooded with both tourists and locals throughout the day.

Mission Bay

Mission Bay
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The ‘Mission Bay,’ is adorned and loved by tourists for offering the most epic cafes and restaurants in Auckland. Tourists enjoy some amazingly delicious and mouth-watering meals here. In addition to the above, the eateries are situated on the onset of the beautiful beaches across the coastline. The dishes have been prepared with so much love and definitely gives tourists a hearty meal they’re sure to remember for a long time to come. Located in close proximity to the central business district of Auckland, the Mission Bay can be found on the Tamaki Drive.

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens
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Present about 24 kilometres from the city centre, the ‘Auckland Botanic Gardens,’ is founded situated in the Manurewa suburbs. Tourists are welcomed to some native forestry, fabulous blooms and so much more. Visitors are taken by surprise, as they stroll through and explore the sights of this beautiful garden. Tourists can keep in mind that admission to the garden premises is free and hence there’s no need to book tickets of any sort. There are a varied number of events that are hosted by the authorities within the garden every now and then. Tourists can enjoy and maybe even be part of a workshop/program and experience the true culture of the place.

Auckland Domain

Auckland Domain
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The ‘Auckland Domain,’ gives tourists a glimpse into one of the city’s oldest parks and the largest domain within the premises of the city. The Puketawa volcano has its crater rim located within the park, along with the explosion crater as well. The domain is also home to a wide array of tourist attractions and activities – Auckland War Memorial Museum,  Domain Wintergardens, tranquil walking tracks, being some of them.

MOTAT

MOTAT
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The ‘MOTAT – Museum of Transport and Technology,’ offers a truly remarkable display of aviation, machinery exhibitions that are sure to blow your mind, innovation modern railway systems and so much more. Tourists find themselves fascinated with the variety of historic relics, all at their disposal. You could witness the evolution of technology and get transported into a whole new arena altogether.

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