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Things to do in Auckland Central

 

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Tiritiri Matangi Island
Ranked #1 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Islands
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Ranked #2 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Islands
This area comprises 47 islands, the most popular of which is Waiheke for its excellent beaches and bays.
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Ranked #3 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
Owner description: This lovely urban park offers an escape from the city hustle and bustle with oak tree-lined roads, winding paths and grazing... more » Owner description: This lovely urban park offers an escape from the city hustle and bustle with oak tree-lined roads, winding paths and grazing sheep and cattle. « less
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Ranked #4 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Scenic Drives; National Parks
This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.
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Ranked #5 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: History Museums; Museums; Military Museums
Discover the history and culture of New Zealand through this memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in wartime.
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Ranked #6 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual arts experience. Enter between majestic kauri... more » Owner description: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual arts experience. Enter between majestic kauri (native tree) columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings. Experience world-class touring exhibitions, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works and discover the largest permanent collection of New Zealand art right in the heart of Auckland city. The Gallery offers a lively calendar of talks, performances, film screenings and children's activities to complement its exhibition programme. Please visit our website to see what’s on. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) Free entry (charges may apply to special exhibitions). « less
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Ranked #7 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Islands; Volcanos
Owner description: This volcanic island, which last erupted 600 years ago, offers bird-watching, swimming, fishing, walking trails, colorful... more » Owner description: This volcanic island, which last erupted 600 years ago, offers bird-watching, swimming, fishing, walking trails, colorful flora and spectacular views from the summit of its cone-shaped mountain. « less
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Ranked #8 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Volcanos
A trip up the highest volcanic peak in mainland Auckland offers striking views of the downtown area and harbor.
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Ranked #9 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Auckland Zoo is home to New Zealand's largest collection of animals and recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the... more » Owner description: Auckland Zoo is home to New Zealand's largest collection of animals and recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 120 different species and more than 750 animals. Set in stunning park-like surroundings with naturalistic animal environments, Auckland Zoo is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am. « less
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Ranked #10 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
Characterized by its formal gardens, this park is a great place to relax just minutes away from the city center.
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Ranked #11 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #12 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #13 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Marinas
Visit the center of Auckland sailing and the place for the finest restaurants, bars, and luxury apartments.
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Ranked #14 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Observation Decks/ Towers
The tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, this tower is more than a thousand feet high.
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Ranked #15 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, Voyager Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and... more » Owner description: With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, Voyager Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have shaped New Zealand's history and identity. The Museum’s exhibitions explore the history and stories of the Polynesian people’s migration across the Pacific, European exploration, immigration and trade, NZ’s modern yachting success and our relationship with the Sea. « less
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Ranked #16 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland... more » Owner description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement. « less
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Ranked #17 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #18 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Volcanos; Lookouts; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The second highest volcanic peak in Auckland, next to Mount Eden, One Tree Hill offers views of the city and has a huge... more » Owner description: The second highest volcanic peak in Auckland, next to Mount Eden, One Tree Hill offers views of the city and has a huge obelisk at the top. « less
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Ranked #19 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Ranked #20 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Owner description: Playing Around New Zealand has been providing golf tours since 2004. Join us in New Zealand for a day trip to your choice of... more » Owner description: Playing Around New Zealand has been providing golf tours since 2004. Join us in New Zealand for a day trip to your choice of our world class golf courses including Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, Kinloch or Jacks Point. If you have more time join us on our escorted tours or allow one of our professional itinerary planners to customise the perfect New Zealand golf tour. « less
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Ranked #21 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
The museum highlights the progression of technological achievements in transportation that have helped shape New Zealand.
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Ranked #22 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Ranked #23 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #24 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Bridges
Owner description: Originally built in 1959, this long-standing bridge and city icon doubled its lanes from 4 to 8 and recently added... more » Owner description: Originally built in 1959, this long-standing bridge and city icon doubled its lanes from 4 to 8 and recently added pedestrian walkways as well as a special bridge-climbing adventure for most ages and abilities. « less
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Ranked #25 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Matakana Village and Matakana Farmers Market, one hour from Auckland. Close enough to visit, far enough to stay. On Saturday... more » Owner description: Matakana Village and Matakana Farmers Market, one hour from Auckland. Close enough to visit, far enough to stay. On Saturday the vibrant farmers market is a focal point for the community and its growers to meet. Produce fills the stalls - fruit and vegetables, delicious home-baking and Italian-style sausages, divine organic chocolate, fine wines and boutique olive oils, locally-brewed beer, cafes and live music. Matakana is a unique mix. Rainbow Valley Farm is a world-famous model for permaculture. You'll find a riverside gallery next to the new cinemas, the best in contemporary literature just over the road from teahouse or cafe. « less
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Ranked #26 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #27 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #28 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #29 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Saved from demolition by the efforts of one individual, this restored historic village has specialty and antique shops,... more » Owner description: Saved from demolition by the efforts of one individual, this restored historic village has specialty and antique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and is a trendy nightspot. « less
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Ranked #30 of 102 attractions in Auckland Central
Category: Aquariums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Ballets
Owner description: Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World is home to New Zealand's only sub-Antarctic penguins and offers a... more » Owner description: Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World is home to New Zealand's only sub-Antarctic penguins and offers a myriad of opportunities to get up close and personal with incredible marine life from the Pacific and Southern oceans.For a truly incredible experience, take the plunge on an Animal Adventure – we offer cage-free shark dives, PADI-recognised diver training, snorkel and scuba safaris through the Oceanarium or the chance to hand-feed the giant stingrays! « less
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