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Things To Do in Auckland South

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.

Prepare to be scared at the Spookers haunted house and fearsome forest. This theatrically themed entertainment venue is designed to scare the yell out of you...............

Located on a 185-acre farm in the foothills of the Hunua Ranges, but just an hour from central Auckland or 45 minutes from the airport, Go Bush is the ideal venue for events with a difference......

Just few minutes drive from Auckland Airport, Butterfly Creek is home to Australasia's premier Tropical Butterfly House. It's also home to giant crocs, baby alligators, the only display of New Zealand's giant weta as well as tarantula and many the other bugs. ...

Visit Pukekohe Golf Club for a great round of golf, any time of the year.............

Vector Wero Whitewater Park features two white water rafting courses, over 9,000 sqm of beautifully clear water to explore, and the world's highest man-made waterfall....

Located on the shore of Manukau Harbour, just 40 minutes drive from Auckland International airport, the Clarks Beach Golf Club mixes stunning scenery with challenging gol......

Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's best golf courses, The Grange offers a challenging course which will test even the most experienced golfer...................

Villa Maria is one of New Zealand's leading wineries......

Lock N Load Adventures is New Zealand’s ultimate multi-activity venue with Paintball, Archery, Arrow Tag & Combat Laser Tag. ...

Omana Regional Park is located 42 kilometres to the south-east of Auckland. The compact park is ideal for gentle walks with some decent places to enjoy a picnic and take ......

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