10 Must-See Attractions in Auckland, New Zealand
Enjoy exploring these top tourist attractions in Auckland.
1) Sky Tower
Ever wondered if glass flooring could hold your body weight at 192 metres above street level? For those curious, here is your chance to find out! Journey up the Sky Tower to the observation deck and revel in the construction of the nation’s tallest building while checking out the city below.
2) Viaduct Harbour
Only minutes from Grand Chancellor, Viaduct Harbour should be your go-to dining spot anytime of the day. With fantastic restaurants overlooking the harbour, the viaduct is an excellent place to watch boats come and go while treating yourself to a few cheeky cocktails at the end of a big day of exploring.
3) Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)
Visit, explore and learn! Filled with interactive exhibitions and interesting collections, visitors will truly delve into the history of automotive and technology. With much of the museum catering to kids, the museum would be a fun rainy day activity for all.
4) Auckland War Memorial Museum
Discover the story of New Zealand and it’s people while wandering through the impressive exhibitions at this museum. Reflect on the nation’s past and cultural influences in one the country’s first museums. This is a must-do activity for history buffs!
5) Aucky Walky Tour
They say that locals make the place and this sentiment couldn’t be more true for Aucky Walky’s guided tours. Armed with handy tips and tricks to get the most out of your Auckland stay, their local guides ensure a personalised look at the city and a true Kiwi experience.
6) The White Lady
This iconic mobile food bus, has a long standing history of serving Aucklanders hearty burgers and scrumptious milkshakes since 1948. For a unique takeaway option, be sure to make a pit stop at The White Lady after a night on the town.
7) Auckland Art Gallery
A great rainy day activity, the Auckland Art Gallery proudly displays exhibitions from around the world and from different periods and genres. You don’t need to be an art history buff to appreciate the beautiful works of art that line the walls of the gallery.
8) New Zealand Maritime Museum
Delve into the fascinating world of maritime history and the tales of those that have worked the seas. Founded over 25 years ago, the museum has a number of exhibitions that will grow your historical knowledge and have you thinking of the ocean in a different light.
9) Sheep World
Learn more about New Zealand’s sheep and wool production at SheepWorld. Not just for international tourists, this is attraction offers daily shows, farmyard experiences, exhibitions on the history wool production along with emu and eel feeding. A fun day for the kiddies!
10) Civic Theatre
Opened in the 1920s, Civic Theatre is full of history, beautiful architecture and attracts major acts. Whether you are interested in performing arts, music or theatre, a trip to Auckland isn’t complete without seeing a show at the Civic Theatre.