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The 10 Top Places To Visit in Auckland, New Zealand

Have fun visiting these great places in Auckland!

1) Waiheke Island

Topping this list for a reason, Waiheke Island should be your number one day trip if you need a break from the city. Why not relax at any of Waiheke’s award winning wineries, stunning beaches, or cute seaside villages?

2) Mount Eden

Capture the true beauty of Auckland from New Zealand’s highest volcanic peak, Mount Eden. Suitable for all fitness levels, take the short walk to the top where you are treated with 360-degree views and can look down into the 50 metre deep crater.

3) One Tree Hill

Adding to the list of volcanoes that are on show in Auckland city, One Tree Hill offers another stunning viewpoint and history of the City of Sails. The green space holds great importance in Maori history.

4) Piha Beach

Get a dose of vitamin sea and try your hand at surfing on this west coast beach. Popular with the locals, we recommend packing a picnic, sunscreen, and beach activities for a great day out! For those who are eager to do a bit more exploring, try one of the great forest walks nearby to the beach.

5) Mission Bay

Revel in the sunshine and beauty of New Zealand while picnicking at Auckland’s Mission Bay. Pack your swimming togs and bucket and spade for the kids to make the most of this idyllic beach. For a bit of adventure, why not hire a kayak or paddle board to get around the shores?

6) Devonport

Just a stone’s throw across the harbour, Devonport can be reached via a short 12 minute ferry ride from Viaduct Harbour. Coined as Auckland’s prettiest village, Devonport offers boutique shopping, quaint cafes, and seaside beauty. To have the whole family laughing, explore the streets on Segway!

7) Bethells Beach

If you are craving a break from the city and a chance to reconnect with nature, take the short 45 minute drive to Bethells Beach. Lined with black volcanic sand, sand dunes, and beach coves Bethells makes for the perfect day trip. Be sure to hold on to your hat on the rugged west coast!

8) Muriwai Beach

Take the trip to Muriwai between August and March to view the impressive gannet colony. Lace up your running shoes and make the most of the many walks around the coastline while you watch the colony and the surfers that show off their skills in the water.

9) Rangitoto Island

Standing in Auckland’s harbour, Rangitoto is another top day trip we recommend. Climb to the top of the volcano’s summit, explore lava caves, or take a guided tour for a fun filled active day. 

10) Hunua Falls

Uncover Hunua Falls, Auckland’s hidden gem, a 45 minute drive from the city. Bask in nature, scenery, and try not to get splashed by the 30 metre waterfall! There are many photo opportunities along this track so be sure to bring your camera and selfie stick.