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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Gallery
“Founded in 1888, Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, and boasts an engrossing collection of historic and contemporary works by both international and national artists. The gallery is spread throughout two buildings; the original which it has been based in since its creation, and its newly opened neighbor which has won multiple awards for its stunning architecture and design.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Because it will show some Maori and pacific Isalnd Culture History of the early settlers in NZ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Beach
“Hike around the base track about 40 mins slow walk. Walk up there are a choice of tracks to take. Stunning views, well worth the climb. You will need to have reasonable fitness or just take rests and you will be well glad you have done it. ”
  • 165 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Lovely zoo with animals in (mainly ) large well designed enclosure - 25 min drive ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy 360 views of Auckland and lots of things to see and do. Go on a clear day to see Auckland at its best.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Take the train to New market and explore the Newmarket city with the new Westfield just opened and visit the Museum plenty of shops and eateries to try.”
  • 149 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”
  • 188 locals recommend
Park
“A great place for a lovely walk and a chance to see a variety of wildlife you will only see here in NZ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely parkland, botanical and New Zealand cultural destination, entry to War Memorial Museum by donation. ”
  • 121 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.”
  • 101 locals recommend
National Park
“The Abel Tasman National Park: Patons Rock is on the doorstep of the world-renowned Abel Tasman National Park with its stunning scenery and beaches and fantastic walking and kayaking”
  • 98 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Take in the gorgeous views from the top of Mount Victoria then walk through the Green Belt (forest) into the city”
  • 96 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.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Park
“The Wellington Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near central Wellington. The garden features 25 hectares of protected native forest, conifers, plant collections and seasonal displays. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A wide range of retail shops to explore with great restaurants and cafes. This is one of the largest shopping centres in Auckland.”
  • 78 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