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Things To Do in Auckland

Our guide features a huge choice of things to do in Auckland. Situated between two harbours there's plenty of water based activities on offer. As the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is packed full of family attractions, museums and galleries, while over 50 volcanoes offer superb walking trails. You'll never be short of things to do in Auckland!

Known as the 'City of Sails', water based activities are big here, with yachts dotted everywhere. Scenic cruises and island hopping on the ferries are a great way  to take in the harbour setting. The compact downtown area is easy to explore on foot with museums, galleries and the iconic Skytower never far away. There's also the main retail hub of 'Queen Street' and the trendy Britomart precinct. 

The city has more than enough family attractions to keep everyone happy, with Rainbow's End, Auckland Zoo, and Stardome Observatory and Planetarium offering some of the best fun. Situated in the suburb of Parnell, the Auckland War Memorial Museum features on many visitors 'must do' lists, presenting the history of New Zealand, its people and culture. The Auckland Art Gallery is conveniently located downtown and adjacent to Albert Park, a quiet oasis in the city. 

With over 26 regional parks, there is a huge selection of walking trails to enjoy. The golden beaches to the north of the city are ideal for relaxing and often you'll have the beach to yourself! On the wild west coast, the beaches are popular with surfers, while hikers who are drawn to the Waitakere Ranges. Look through our Auckland things to do guide for more inspiration to get the best out of your trip to the city.

Enjoy snow sports all year round. Spend a fun family day at New Zealand's only indoor snow resort. Snowplanet offers skiing, snowboarding, tubing and tobogganing all i...

Family-friendly theme park in Manukau City, Auckland. With over 20 rides and attractions,special events, night rides, amazing on stage entertainment and café there truly......

Take your friends or family through the dark hallways of Haunted House, meet psychedelic clowns in Disturbia, head into The Woods that is inhabited by hillbillys and then...

This tour of Auckland takes you to the most beautiful places of this gorgeous city: spectacular ocean views, volcanoes, rainforest and black and white sand beaches....

Follow the setting sun on Waiheke Island by Segway on a unique 2-hour experience. Journey off-road through the lush native bush to stunning bays and beaches then wind up...

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Discover the spectacular geothermal region southwest of Auckland on an adventurous day trip! Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, experience Ogo in Rotorua, visit Te Puia...

Admire Auckland from all 3 Sky Tower viewpoints. Choose from a variety of eateries to enjoy a meal with a view and marvel at the panorama below....

Walk around the tallest building in New Zealand and be treated to a fine dining lunch or dinner experience. Enjoy lunch at the exclusive Sugar Club as designed by top NZ...

Visit the world-famous Lord of The Rings Hobbiton movie set, as well as the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu, voted one of the most surreal places on earth, a...

Enjoy a 5.5-hour tour that includes tours and tastings at top vineyards and at an olive grove. Stop to try locally produced foods during lunch....

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