Auckland or ‘The City of Sails’ is New Zealand’s largest city providing you with a wide range of activities to cater your holiday to your own pace. Whether it be a romantic getaway filled with exploring Auckland’s most tantalising cuisine, Family Adventures around the Harbour mixed with a fun filled day of whale watching or enjoying the city as the locals do through a fantastic array of theatre, live entertainment, art galleries and museums, will want you wanting more!
At 328 meters it is the tallest man made structure in the southern hemisphere. Sky Tower is the place to go if you are after 360 degree views over Auckland City. The three circular public observation levels offer an exclusive view over Auckland from a different perspective. If you are feeling adventurous, Sky Tower offers many alternative attractions such as the Sky Walk and Sky Jump.
One of New Zealand’s’ outstanding historical buildings, set within the Auckland Domain. Auckland Museum stands to tell the tale of New Zealand’s eccentric flora and fauna and the rich history of how our islands came to be. New Zealand’s rich multicultural heritage is a major theme throughout all museum exhibitions, stay and explore this rich history as our ancestors have before us.
Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery is New Zealand’s largest art gallery, displaying over 15’000 pieces of work. A recent multimillion dollar refurbishment has brought the building up to the latest architectural standards, a work of art inside and out. With art exhibition events booked years in advance, the Auckland Art Gallery is the perfect place to explore unique art works dating from 1376 to the present day.
Enjoy a 35 minute ferry ride to the serene island of Waiheke. Waiheke is famous for its international award winning wineries, olive groves and serene beaches. Waiheke offers a range of attractions, boutique art studios are scattered across the island, wine sampling at the local vineyards, enjoy water sports such as water skiing or kayaking, trek through the native bush or relax and enjoy the serene beaches. The island may be small but the activities are endless!
West Coast Beaches
Hidden away behind Waitakere rangers are the picturesque wild surf beaches of Muriwai and Piha. Untainted black sand, sea and surf lure people from around the world to see this natural wonder. Climb along the cliff edge to see the magnificent Gannet colony in Muriwai or learn to surf in Piha, or go horse riding along the beach. Exploring the broody west coast beaches is a fulfilling experience not for the faint hearted, the 1 hour drive out of Auckland CBD is a scenic experience in itself.
Set on 17 hectares, Auckland Zoo is a fantastic place for families. Located 10 minutes out of Auckland’s CBD, Auckland Zoo is home to New Zealands largest range of native and exotic animals. Choose to explore the zoo during the day or night for a really memorable experience.