Things to do in Auckland

Where will your adventure take you? With so much to do and see in Auckland, you may not know where to start.

Stretch your legs and embark on a hike up the dormant volcanic cones like Mount Eden, or explore the lush landscapes of the Waitakere Ranges. 

Or maybe culture takes your fancy?  A visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum will provide you with an insight into New Zealand's history and Māori culture.

Auckland's Must-Do Activities

Auckland offers a multitude of must-do activities that cater to all interests and preferences.

From scaling the iconic Sky Tower for breathtaking views to exploring the vibrant waterfront precinct of Wynyard Quarter. Be immersed in the rich Maori culture at the Auckland War Memorial Museum or embark on a ferry ride to the stunning Waiheke Island for wine tasting. 

Auckland presents an array of unforgettable experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

Where to stay in Auckland

Whether you're after a weekend getaway, in between adventures or enjoying a stay-cation, there is a range of fantastic options to stay in Auckland. 

The Northern Explorer train leaves from the Strand station in Auckland which is closest to Parnell and only a 20-minute walk from Auckland CBD or a 5-10 minute taxi ride. 

Suited for every travel style, rest easy knowing your accommodation is just around the corner. There is a plethora of options to choose from, starting at basic backpackers through to luxury lodges and penthouses, every budget is well catered for! We recommend staying at the uber-modern Adina Hotel to the central Rydges Hotel. 

Discover Auckland

Whether you're here for a few days or a few weeks, there are so many things to discover and see. Here are a few tips about where to stay and how to get around. 

History of Auckland

Auckland has a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. The area was originally inhabited by the indigenous Māori people, who named it Tāmaki Makaurau and thrived off its fertile lands and abundant resources.

In 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, establishing British sovereignty over New Zealand. Auckland was chosen as the capital of the newly formed colony due to its strategic location and excellent harbors. The settlement rapidly grew, attracting European immigrants, particularly during the gold rushes of the 1860s.

Getting to Auckland