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Best things to do in Auckland

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Toi o Tāmaki - NZ's most extensive collection of national and international art.”
200 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Lovely zoo with animals in (mainly ) large well designed enclosure - 25 min drive ”
115 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Because it will show some Maori and pacific Isalnd Culture History of the early settlers in NZ”
159 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Theres an awesome Volcano simulation of one of Aucklands biggest Volcanoes (Rangitoto) erupting. ”
146 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The most gorgeous 360° views of Auckland. Revolving Restaurant at the top (call to book a reservation)! For the Adventurous; you can walk around outside on the glass-bottom floor or bungee jump off the side! ”
115 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“The foodie scene ranges from gourmet taco trucks and burger stands in the market-like space of Ponsonby Central to upscale gastropubs and seafood bistros”
187 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely parkland, botanical and New Zealand cultural destination, entry to War Memorial Museum by donation. ”
121 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shops galore, and movie theatre to boot. For rainy days, you can't go past Sylvia Park, New Zealand's largest shopping mall.”
77 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Mudbrick Restaturant and Vineyards, Beautiful food and views. Lovely place to experience Waiheke Island local produce. Enjoy!”
156 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“You can drive or walk up top of the Hill and Views of Auckland City awaits... Lambs and sheeps roaming around their owner paddocks.”
100 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985. Located at 23 Tamaki Drive, it was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton. ”
65 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Famous black-sand surf beach reknowned for it's superb scenic beauty and surf.”
120 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“Mission Bay is one of the best places in Auckland to visit as it has so many things for you to do! Whether you want to eat, drink, play, swim or shop, you’ll find something at Mission Bay.”
119 locals recommend
Plaza
“Head to Wynyard Quarter, Auckland’s most recently developed waterfront precinct, for great dining, family friendly playspaces, and great markets and outdoor cinema in the summer. Enjoy a meal overlooking the water at North Wharf and don’t miss the fantastic Auckland Fish Market. ”
111 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Transport and Technology is a science and technology museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. It is located close to the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Zoo and the Western Springs Park. ”
79 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fantastic day trip - easy from Auckland - gets you into nature, sea, and a unique geological experience walking lava trails and pathways past historic quaint baches (kiwi style beachside houses). At the top - wide open vistas.”
135 locals recommend