Sky Tower SkyWalk
Get the city’s widest, most uninterrupted, and definitely most memorable view by walking around the top of Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower.
Written by Auckland Local Experts! Read about what's going on in Auckland and the best things to do and visit in Auckland during your stay.
One of the country’s most popular walks, the climb to the summit of the Pinnacles, right in the middle of the Coromandel Peninsula, will give you a new respect for horses — and yourself.
Its official title is the North Shore Coastal Walk, but it could just as well be called The Other Milford Track.
An invitingly accessible walk around the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula rewards a moderate amount of effort with fabulous views of land, sea, and sky.
See another side of the city, by day or night, up close and personal, and with far more fun than effort.
In Auckland, there’s no escaping the sea: it’s the foreground or background to every view, so you might as well give in, and get out there on it.
It’s an icon of the city and traversed by around 180,000 motorists a day, but the Auckland Harbour Bridge is also the location for an easy and accessible adventure for those who fancy getting hands-on.
The new ‘Visual Stories’ by Google, also known as ‘AMP Stories’ are Snapchat and Instagram-like stories that are fast-loading, visually engaging, easy to consume
In its efforts to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the New Zealand Government announced several border restrictions on Saturday 14 March 2020.
You can take a tour, or a public bus when you pop over the harbour to Waiheke — but on a sunny day it’s hard to beat nosing around the island by yourself, and effortlessly tackling those otherwise daunting hills, on an e-bike.
Coming originally from islands scattered over vast distances in the Pacific Ocean, representatives from eleven nations gather together once a year in Auckland to celebrate and demonstrate their differences and to share, through song and dance, food and drink, what makes each of them unique.
Whether you are an adventurous or a quiet person, Auckland offers plenty of options to spend a romantic day or a night out with your loved one. While the notion of a ‘romantic’ place is rather ambiguous, and it depends on people’s lifestyle and choices, we have come up with our own list of top 10.
Want to have some fun before leaving Auckland? Or have an amazing experience right after landing? Perfect. Auckland's got it covered! It is up to you to choose whether y
The Waitangi Day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 AD between the British Crown and the native Maori Chiefs; governing the rights between the Maori and Pakeha (non-Maori).
The park is located around the corner from the Zoo and it has an interesting history. Back in the time, Western Springs Park was far away from Auckland City. The lake was known for clean and clear water, filled with eels that are present until today. The main source of the water that feeds the lake at Western Springs is rain falling on the slopes of the volcanoes - Mount Albert and a very popular Mount Eden.
Thinking about celebrating a New Year again, but this time in a completely different style? Maybe instead of Happy 2020 or Happy New Year, you would like to wish someone a Happy Year of the Wealth and Surplus? If so, don't miss the Chinese New Year Celebration and Lantern festival in Auckland. 2020 is the year of the Rat. That is the first animal in the zodiac and a beginning of a new decade.
Orewa is located just 40 km outside of Auckland. Usually takes about 30-40 min drive from the CBD via Northern Motorway and Hibiscus Coast Road to get there.
Milford is located at about 12 km from downtown Auckland and has a very convenient location. It is not too close, but not too far away from the city buzz. This beach is popular all year long.
If you are into nature, scenic drives, walks and cycling, as well as experiencing fresh New Zealand air, oysters, fish and ships, and a famous flat white while seating next to the ocean, you need to check out beautiful and friendly Maraetai beach and the area around.
The beautiful J.F. Kennedy Memorial Park definitely has one of the best views to Rangitoto Island and Hauraki Gulf, alongside rich Maori and military history.
The drive from the city around 45 min and the distance is 40 km. There is a huge free car park before the beach entrance. Once you park the car you will hear the sound of the water. Big waves are rolling and making you freeze. I loved the feeling. Approaching water takes a few minutes as there is a lot of black shiny sand to go through. The beach is very long and therefore, heaps of space for everyone to enjoy without interrupting each other.
Crystal Mountain is a retail shop, museum and kids friendly theme park, designed to attract all friendly people. They are very proud of their amazing New Zealand largest selection of world crystals, semi-precious stones, Animal Park and rides, Dinosaur Gully, Gemfields pony riding school for all age groups, and more.
When I think about colours and Auckland Domain Park, I have a stunning Art Deco style Botanical Garden in front of my eyes.
Located at the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, the Shakespear Regional Park offers a beautiful view of the Hauraki Gulf.
For those visiting Auckland and not intending to tour the country by car or bus, an Auckland day tour is a handy way to get out of the city and see some stunning nearby attractions. Read our guide to the top 5 day tour destinations.
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