As a modern city surrounded by subtropical islands, sparkling waters and lush native rainforest, Auckland's unbelievable lifestyle has been voted as being among the best in the world. With 23 regional parks, two marine reserves, 100 km of coastline, more than 500km of walking and hiking tracks and 48 volcanic cones, Auckland provides a stunning backdrop for a myriad of activities and is a vast recreational playground. Visitors can indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife and unrivalled cuisine, as well as taking time to experience some of the many attractions and adventure activities on offer. Whatever one’s interests, they’ll never be short of things to do in the City of Sails.
Auckland’s climate can be described as being sub-tropical in nature - warm in summer and relatively mild in winter. The preferred travel months for those visiting Auckland are late October through to the beginning of May.
For more details on Auckland, visit the Auckland Official Visitor Information Website.
Auckland City Highlights
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland Museum is one of New Zealand's most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand and Pacific history, natural history, as well as military history.
The museum is also one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the neo-classicist style, and sitting on a grassed plinth in the Auckland Domain, a large public park close to the Auckland CBD.
Sky City is the iconic entertainment destination at the heart of Auckland's CBD. Not only the SkyTower itself but within it, there are other entertaining options including clubs, 5-star restaurants, bars and casinos. At the top of the 328m SkyTower there is also the sky jump and sky walk.
Match Racing on an Americas Cup Yacht
Enjoy the ultimate thrill and enjoy the fabulous views while match racing on an Americas Cup Yacht on Auckland’s Waitamata Harbour.
The America’s Cup is all about superior design technology, crew perfection and a winning strategy. The crew members onboard each multi-million dollar yacht must give their absolute best in the effort to outmanoeuvre the opposition and win the race.
Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb and Bungy
The Bridge Climb is the only way to experience the Auckland Harbour Bridge by foot!
Waiheke Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Hauraki Gulf with vineyards, olive groves, farmland and beaches. All of these are in just a 35-minute cruise from downtown Auckland.
In one day it’s possible to visit art studios and galleries, sample local olive oils, and enjoy lunch at an award winning winery. Mountain biking or sea kayaking are also popular activities on this sub-tropical island.