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Five awesome Auckland attractions


Auckland has a diverse range of attractions that can invoke wonder in any traveller. Whether you seek adrenaline, adventure or just delicious cuisine, Auckland will deliver - and that's not even mentioning its gorgeous gardens, inactive volcanoes, secluded islands, open bays ...


Sky Tower 

Standing at an impressive 328m, Sky Tower affords travellers a 360-degree view over Auckland and its surrounds. From the summit, visitors can easily see as far away as 80kms, across the city and onto spectacular natural landscapes highlighted by busy harbours and quiet islands.

Inside, guests can choose to unwind with some splendid dining. And outside (yes, outside) visitors can enjoy SkyWalk, a 192m walk along the edge of the structure, or for the really bold, leap from the tower with SkyJump.

Iconic in Auckland's skyline, Sky Tower is amazing from a distance but even better from up top.



Queen Street: Shops and Restaurants 

The most energetic street in Auckland, Queen Street offers something for every visitor, whether it be high-end fashion, high-tech gadgetry or just tasty treats. And it's all within walking distance of Sky Tower. If you're hunting for mementos, you'll find plenty of souvenir shops here too.

After a big day of shopping, stroll up Vulcan Lane for a feed, where you'll find Mexican, Italian and everything in between. Be sure to stop by Auckland's central hub on your next stay in NZ.


Mt Eden (Maungawhau) 

The city’s highest natural point, Mt Eden provides a picturesque view of the Auckland cityscape. A 15 to 20 minute trek through lush parkland will lead you to the peak of this volcanic cone, and from the summit, you can look out across the city or into the large crater itself, which is now covered in long, thick grass. Either way, there are fine views to be had. 


Mt Eden


Auckland Domain 

The city’s oldest park - built around the cone of an inactive volcano - the Domain is a colourful, diverse green space containing an array of beautiful, lush plant life. From peaceful sounds to subtle aromas, the domain indulges every sense. The Domain is also a short walk from the Auckland War Memorial Museum ...


Auckland War Memorial Museum 

Documenting the country's rich history, The Auckland War Memorial Museum engages visitors through interactive and stimulating exhibits - and all inside an architecture marvel. 

Within its beautiful walls, the museum enables travellers to gain a deeper understanding of New Zealand, whether by delving deep into the country’s cultural heritage or learning how the islands of NZ themselves came to be. Combine this with a visit to Auckland Domain for an awesome excursion.


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Written by: Nicholas Hastie
Published: 9 March 2018

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