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Top recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Auckland's Art Gallery is located in the city, a bus (25 mins) or uber (10 mins) away. Features permanent and rotating collections.”
  • 202 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The museum sits on the highest point of Auckland Domain in a vast Neoclassical building dating from 1929. Check out an impressive collection of artifacts that traces the history of New Zealand from its first Polynesian settlers to the present day and highlights the country’s natural heritage including a Maori hall showing a wealth of Maori artistry. Then enjoy a leisurely walk in surrounding botanical gardens, get a coffee or feed the ducks. Official site: www.aucklandmuseum.com”
  • 157 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Auckland Zoo is a 16.35-hectare zoological garden in Auckland, situated next to Western Springs park not far from Auckland’s central business district. Official site: www.aucklandzoo.co.nz”
  • 126 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Such an interesting place, has something to interest everyone. "With daily Māori cultural performances and internationally significant Māori and Pacific collections to explore, the Auckland Museum is a must-see place to experience our rich culture. Auckland Museum is housed in an historical building within a tranquil park which has beautiful views of the harbour. It is a place to discover and learn about New Zealand's history and stories. Since 1929, the Museum has also served as place of remembrance for the many Aucklanders who have sacrificed their lives in war. Whether you have an hour spare or a whole day, you will gain a deep understanding of New Zealand culture and heritage by visiting the iconic Auckland Museum!"”
  • 156 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Located smack dab in the middle of Auckland’s Central Business District is New Zealand’s tallest building. Standing 328m high, the Sky Tower is an icon of Auckland’s sky line and is the adrenaline hub of the city.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“Ponsonby is a destination strip of restaurants and bars. It is a 5 min uber ride, or a pleasant 30 min walk away”
  • 183 locals recommend
Park
“Sprawling grassy fields with a view up to the Auckland War Memorial Museum , this space is often used for public events, sports and casual social gatherings. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Expansive park with sheep and cows, great for walks and/or picnics. Lovely treelined paths and gardens.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“Auckland’s biggest beach area and is very popular among people who want to chill. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the biggest shopping malls of New Zealand with all the big names under one roof including supermarket”
  • 82 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Piha is a scenic black-sand surf beach on the rugged coast west of Auckland. There are several walks through native forest in the surrounding hills. A laid-back seaside village 45 minutes west of Auckland city, Piha is popular with local kiwis - especially in the summertime.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Beautiful seaside village, has good food and shops. A beautiful park where you can have a picnic and watch boats and action on the waterfront. Just a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Plaza
“Take a stroll down to the Auckland viaduct, checkout the great bars, restaurants and super yachts down at the busiest part of town. Great at night ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Visit one of the most popular islands of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf islands that has so much offer. Enjoy checking out art galleries, lunch with a view or simply relax on one of the island’s white-sand​ beaches. There is a variety for trails for hikers and explorers. Waiheke is also known for its wineries. You can visit them for wine tasting or lunch. Regular ferries to Waiheke Island run from Princes Wharf (Viaduct area) and take from 35-45 minutes. Official site: www.waiheke.co.nz Ferry Tickets: www.fullers.co.nz”
  • 170 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Excellent views of the Auckland Harbour, lots of restaurants and bars with great sea views for a great day out. Would recommend taking public transport/Uber here as parking can be hard to find/expensive.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Explore life under the water at this top family attraction. Observe huge aquariums with aquatic life including sharks, tropical fish, and stingrays. Kelly Tarlton’s also houses an Antarctic Encounter gallery, complete with a snow-filled penguin enclosure, highlighting New Zealand’s close association with Antarctica’s international scientific communities. For those looking to raise their adrenaline levels, the aquarium’s Shark Dive and Shark Cage Snorkel experiences are offered. Official site: www.kellytarltons.co.nz”
  • 65 locals recommend