Climb a volcano

Climb a volcano

Mount Eden is the highest natural point in Auckland and offers stunning 360-degree views of the city. The volcano’s 50-metre deep crater and surrounds have an important Maori history.

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Get inspired

Get inspired

With over 15,000 artworks, Auckland Art Gallery is home to world-class historic and contemporary displays. Free guided tours are available daily, offering a fantastic introduction to the collections.

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Wildlife encounter

Wildlife encounter

Goat Island is a protected marine reserve and one of New Zealand’s top snorkelling and dive spots. Swim amongst the colourful fish or take a trip out on a glass bottom boat to view the sealife.

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Surf and sand

Surf and sand

Auckland’s beaches range from the wild surf and black sand of the rugged west coast to sheltered bays and long stretches of smooth white sand. Discover your favourite Auckland beach today.

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Find a hidden gem

Find a hidden gem

The restored heritage Manukau Heads Lighthouse sits proudly on the very tip of the Awhitu Peninsula overlooking the turbulent ocean. This lighthouse is one of only a few in New Zealand you can actually climb to the top of. Gates are open from 9am to 5pm daily. Free but donation appreciated.

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Take a walk

Take a walk

Auckland has a huge number of walking trails throughout the region, from leafy tracks through native bush to energetic hikes with magnificent views – there’s something for every age and fitness level.

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Join in the fun

Join in the fun

There are lots of free events on in Auckland throughout the year, from live music and outdoor movies to major cultural events like the Pasifika Festival, the Auckland Lantern Festival and many more.

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Step back in time

Step back in time

The Domain, Auckland’s oldest park, has formal gardens, ancient trees, miniature waterfalls and leafy walks. Ideal for strolling, jogging, picnics and sports, the park also has regular free music events.

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Get close to nature

Get close to nature

View the huge gannet colony at stunning Muriwai Beach, where over 1200 pairs of gannets nest on the rugged cliff tops. There are two viewing platforms so you can get up close.

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Watch the sails

Watch the sails

Auckland’s harbour is full of boats of all shapes and sizes and Wynyard Quarter is a great spot for sail watching. You can also enjoy sculptures, boardwalks and a marine-themed playspace.

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