Handpicked by a Auckland Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Elderly Activities In Auckland'.

Auckland is full of activities and cultural attractions that are ideally suited to the more elderly visitor and those looking at a more relaxed type of activity.  For some inspiration, we've picked our favorite elderly activities to try in Auckland.

The Riverhead Ferry

The Riverhead Ferry offers charter boat cruises around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, the Hauraki Gulf and the islands that make this one of the finest cruising grounds in New Zealand. On a 45 foot traditional motor vessel, you will experience New Zealand history, unique scenery, witness the wonders of nature, and enjoy some of the most innovative and delicious cuisines Auckland city has to offe...

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Sheepworld

Sheepworld, interactive Farm park north of Auckland, features Sheep-Shearing Shows, live demonstrations of working-dogs rounding up sheep, and animal feeding sessions.  Sheepworld offers visitors a practical hands-on New Zealand farming experience.  Visitors of all ages are given the opportunity to hold, pat, feed, and encounter farm life first-hand.  The farm i...

Terra and Tide

Terra & Tide offers a range of guided walks and sailing tours on beautiful Waiheke Island. Walking Tours: Imagine hiking remote trails, walking through forests and along stunning coastlines. You’ll learn about the ecology, observe unique wildlife and perhaps even spot some endangered species. Terra & Tide will make this experience a reality for you with all-inclusive guid...

Auckland Wine Tours - NZWINEPRO

Intimate little wine tours around the wineries of Auckland, including Waiheke Island and Piha.  Luxury minibus means you can indulge without worrying how to get home. They'll even pick you up. Your host, John, is well-acquainted with the area and knows exactly where to take you to make sure you get the best out of your trip.  Choose from morning, afternoon or full day excursions and m...

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial is Auckland's first museum, and now resides in one of New Zealand's finest heritage buildings. This structurally impressive neo-classical building commands a striking presence and houses millions of objects, provides educational services, and attracts over half a million visitors a year. The narrative of war and how it shaped New Zealand's identity makes for a compelling s...

Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

Immerse yourself in Auckland’s harbour setting with dining on the water.  Savour canapes and a welcome drink as you depart the dock for the open water. Your friendly knowledgeable crew will talk you through Auckland’s unique history as you sail past iconic landmarks. There is plenty of opportunity to participate in sailing, capture the perfect shot or just sit back and enjoy the sights. ...

New Zealand Maritime Museum

The New Zealand Maritime Museum at the heart of Auckland's waterfront takes visitors on a journey through New Zealand's maritime heritage. The museum's seven exhibition galleries tell the stories of the first Polynesian visitors, reveal the difficulties experienced by European settlers, explore the background of the country's modern sailing masters and celebrate New Zealanders' love of the wate...

MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology)

Inspiring and comprehensive story of New Zealand's transport, social and technological history, incorporating a state-of-the-art Aviation Hall and plenty of interactivity for all the family. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) was established nearly 60 years ago in the Western Springs area of Auckland, around the old Pumphouse and its impressive Beam Engine. Here you'll find everythi...

Inflite

Inflite offers a range of scenic flights.  Choose a quick flight over the city or head further afield for some island hopping.  Add in a dining package for some added luxury. Fly over the sparkling harbour and islands, dramatic coastlines and golden beaches. Scenic Flights Include: Waiheke Heli Wine Tasting -  90 Minutes Discover the Hauraki Gulf islands and beaches from...

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki holds one of the country's largest and most renowned collections of both local and international art.  It is New Zealand’s largest and most inspiring visual arts experience. Housed in one of Auckland's oldest civic buildings, the gallery first opened in 1880s and since then has been refurbished, redesigned, and adapted to give visitors better access to the ...

Muriwai Gannet Colony

August 2023 Update - due to storm damage tracks accessing the Muriwai Gannet colony are temporarily closed. Muriwai Gannet Colony is situated in Muriwai Regional Park, a 40 minute drive west of downtown Auckland. Although Muriwai Regional Park is home to many species of birds, it's the Gannet Colony that attracts the most visitors. Two viewing platforms provide excellent vantage po...

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Spanning over 64 hectares, Auckland Botanic Gardens is a beautiful and tranquil setting that's home to well over 10,000 plants from across the world. Auckland Botanic Gardens provide visitors with a chance to admire the rock garden, award winning roses, the spring blossom valley, and the New Zealand native plant collection, including threatened native plants. The Botanic gardens offer help t...

Mt Eden

Housing the highest volcano in Auckland, this large park is an icon of the city, offering superb views of the city skyline and a fantastic 50-metre deep crater to explore. Mount Eden Domain is situated just 5km south of the CBD in the suburb of the same name. At its heart is the 196m high Mount Eden volcano, from the summit of which you can get one of the best views in New Zealand, especially a...

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill

Large reserve in Epsom, Auckland, with 183m volcano and historically important Maori connections, once the largest 'pa' in the city. Fantastic views from the top. One Tree Hill Domain, also called Maungakiekie, lies in the middle of the Tamaki isthmus and, excluding the mighty Rangitoto, is the largest intact crater in Auckland. From the top, you can see both of Auckland's harbours, and its ...

Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant

One of Auckland's most famous vineyards, it's not just wine-tasting you'll get here, but a full fine-dining a la carte restaurant, and a winery tour. Serious wine buffs will love it. Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant is a living, breathing example of how, with a lot of love and oodles of belief, anyone can live their dream. Bought by Nick and Robyn Jones (with absolutely no experience in the i...

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