Once you have arrived, visiting Auckland Airport is possibly not at the top of your “Must See things to do Auckland City, Attractions” list - unless you’re an avid plane spotter. However, the area surrounding the airport has become a destination in its own right, with a number of attractions that shouldn’t be missed.
First stop is Villa Maria Estate, New Zealand’s multi award winning winery. This family owned vineyard produces outstanding wines that are enjoyed by kiwis and wine drinkers from across the world. Sample wines at the cellar door or treat yourself to an exceptional lunch in the vineyard café. Villa Maria vineyard is also an extraordinary venue for outdoor concerts. So check to see if one of these outstanding events, featuring well-known singing sensations is on while you are visiting.
Great activities to keep the whole family entertained include a round of mini-golf at the pirate themed Treasure Island or a trip to Butterfly Creek where you can see saltwater crocs and free flying tropical butterflies. Soon to open at the Creek is Rocket Ropes where you can get your adrenaline pumping with some high-ropes action. Which just goes to show that maybe the Auckland Airport should be on your “Must See - things to do Auckland City: Attractions” list after all!