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Best things to do in New Zealand

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 Lookout
“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 Mall
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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
Beach
“You can walk or drive to ‘the Mount’ (Mauao) and enjoy a walk around or up, along the scenic walking tracks. Surf and harbour beaches are fun and interesting spots to relax. Fish and chips at the beach is always popular with guests.”
159 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Home to one of New Zealand's most important public art collections. The gallery houses a collection from classics to modern art, and regularly showcases works from New Zealand and internationally based artists.”
78 locals recommend
Park
“Wildlife sanctuary in a beautiful valley. Great opportunity to see some of the native New Zealand birdlife.”
129 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
Shopping Mall
“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
Burger Joint
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“Great burgers but giant queue in high season - call ahead and collect from the pickup window ;-) ”
77 locals recommend
Park
“The large park in central Christchurch with great paths for walking , cycling and Lime scootering. ”
94 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Mudbrick Restaturant and Vineyards, Beautiful food and views. Lovely place to experience Waiheke Island local produce. Enjoy!”
156 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Bayfair shopping centre has just completed major renovations with many new major brand stores to browse plus Farmers, K Mart and Countdown Supermarket.”
62 locals recommend