Dec 8, 2017

Top 10 things to do in Auckland

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Top 10 things to do in Auckland


  1. Auckland Domain Winter Gardens are a beautiful historic treasure located in the heart of Auckland. You’ll be able to discover rare and gorgeous flowers and plants which are enclosed between two large glasshouses. One is heated which caters to lush tropical species and the other houses plant’s that suit the changing seasons. It’s a beautiful spot that you’ll want to visit more than once!

  1. Auckland Botanic Gardens are located in Manurewa, South Auckland. With over 20 gardens to admire and explore, you’ll easily be able to spend a day wandering around this stunning spot. They even run regular workshops and drop-in sessions where the garden staff can give expert advice and tips to their visitors. Make sure to check out their event calendar for any upcoming sessions!

  1. Hire bicycles and ride around to Mission bay! In recent months there has been a fantastic new shared bike system called OnzO. All you need to do is, download their app, top up $10, find your nearest bicycle using their GPS tracker on the app, scan the bike to unlock then ride to your destination. Once you’re at your desired location, the bikes will lock and you can leave them there for someone else to use, or come back later to ride them back to where you came from. Using OnzO to ride around the bay to Mission Bay and St Heliers is amazing! Enjoy the fresh sea breeze and the stunning view. Once you reach Mission Bay, get yourself a gelato or ice cream and chill out on the beach.

  1. The Sky tower, the tallest building in Auckland with incredible 360 degree views. A fun activity for all ages and it’s open 365 days a year! Once you’ve checked out the views, head down to SKYCITY which has a great selection of eateries.

  1. On that note, some fantastic local eateries not to be missed are; Chinoiserie which is delicious Asian Fusion cuisine, Dear Jervois a delicious and stylish cafe located in Herne Bay, Federal Deli which you’ll find right across the road from the Sky Tower, Odettes Eatery located in the City Works Depot where you’ll also find Al Brown’s little bagel delight Best Ugly Bagels! Auckland is full of fantastic bars, cafes and restaurants, you’ll never have to go far to find something you fancy.

  1. Auckland Art Gallery. What more can we say? After a little bit of art culture? Head over to the stunning Auckland Gallery. There is always something wonderful going on their for your viewing pleasure!

  1. Keen to head out of the city for something a little different? We would suggest heading out west and making a trip to the famous Piha Beach. Go for a walk, go for a swim and make sure you climb up Lion Rock to check out some pretty sweet views!

  1. If you’re in Auckland over a weekend, make sure you check out the La Cigale French Markets in Parnell. You’ll be able to head along on either a Saturday or Sunday. Order a coffee and a yummy french pastry while you wander around the stalls. Who could complain about that?!

  1. Since you’ve got a car with you, make sure to take a drive around to Devonport on the North Shore. Stop by and have a coffee in one of the many cafes and make sure to check out the old tunnels and bunkers on Mount Victoria. Or alternatively, get the ferry across from the city!

  1. The Auckland Waterfront has a certain charm about it. Set in a somewhat industrial area while overlooking the beautiful ocean and harbour and surrounded by an endless pick of cafes and restaurants. Head right down the end to Silo Park, where on a Friday night (in the summer), you’ll be able to enjoy a movie in the park with friends while enjoying some quality food and drinks.


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