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The 10 Top Things To Do In Auckland, New Zealand

The best, most fun things to do in Auckland today!

1) Auckland Zoo

Make sure to bring the right monkeys home when you take the kids to see Auckland Zoo’s cheeky primates! A half an hour bus ride from the city centre, the zoo houses over 1400 animals and has many experiences to get you up close and personal with your favourite animal.

2) Auckland Botanic Gardens

Bask in the beauty of native forest, edible gardens and much more at the Botanic Gardens. Explore the vast grounds on the Wiri Rambler train or if you are a keen gardener, sign up to the guided walk.

3) Queen Street

A short 10 minute walk from Grand Chancellor, Queen Street is the place you want to be to get amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. With a plethora of retail shops and restaurants on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice on how to spend the day. If you’re lucky you might even see some talented street performers!

4) Britomart

The suburb of Britomart is a shopaholics paradise and offers some of the best coffee in the city. Spend the day brunching and shopping to your heart’s content and follow it up with a top-notch dining experience at one of Britomart’s award winning restaurants.

5) Eden Park Stadium

Rugby fanatics rejoice! Eden Park, New Zealand’s national sports stadium, offers you the chance to view sport and other events up close and personal. And if that wasn’t enough you can also book stadium and rooftop tours and a zipline experience.

6) Auckland Night Markets

Be transported to another country every night of the week with Auckland Night Markets. Come on an empty stomach as you prepare to sample and taste delicious cuisine from around the world. Open at seven different locations around Auckland, the markets are a foodie’s paradise.

7) Kayaking at Goat Island

Get up close and personal with New Zealand marine life in Clearyak’s kayaks on Goat Island. Taking a seat in the transparent kayaks is a unique experience and makes for an epic viewing of rocky reefs, fish and kelp below.

8) BodyFX

Enter the world of special effects, makeup artistry and film at BodyFX. With a team of talented creatives onsite, participate in one of their workshop classes to learn the skills yourself or simply be ready for a makeover like no other.

9) Cat Café

Coffee and cats, the ideal combination. With thirteen feline friends ready to offer cuddles, playtime and cuteness, you will leave BaristaCats Café with a huge smile on your face. Working closely with the SPCA, this café is also a huge advocate for cat welfare.

10) Fish Market

What’s the catch? Only the fish that are caught fresh daily and served up to you at Auckland’s Fish Market! Whether you are wanting to buy seafood to whip up your own tasty meal or treating yourself to a fantastic dish from one of the onsite eateries, your taste buds will thank you after a trip to the market.