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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.

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...

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......

Discover the picturesque region of Matakana on a 1-day getaway. Feast your taste buds to delicious wines of the area at beautiful vineyards, try different types of local...

Visit three of North Island’s most popular destinations from Auckland over 2-days. Explore the Bay of Islands and discover the Hobbiton movie set and Waitomo Glowworm C...

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Skydive from 9,000ft above Auckland's stunning coastal landscape. Freefall for 25 seconds and reach a speed of up to 200km/hr....

Bungy jump off Auckland Harbour Bridge, cruise to Rangitoto Island, explore it's natural history & volcanic terrain and finish your day on top of the world with a SkyWalk on NZ's tallest building!...

Discover the sparkling waters and fascinating marine life of Waiheke Island on a snorkeling tour. Benefit from the expert care of your experienced guide in a small group...

Discover Waiheke Island by Segway on a fun, relaxed, and low-impact 2-hour experience. Be guided off-road through native bushland, wind up hills to magnificent vineyards,...

Discover for yourself why Waiheke is world-renowned for its wines on a guided wine-tasting tour. Visit 3 of the Island's fine vineyards with a local guide who has complet...

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