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“Most gorgeous public garden space in Auckland”
Review of Auckland Domain

Auckland Domain
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$213.35*
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Full-Day Best of Auckland City Tour
Ranked #14 of 268 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Characterized by its formal gardens, this park is a great place to relax just minutes away from the city center.
Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Most gorgeous public garden space in Auckland”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

I love Auckland Domain, with its Victorian elegance, sweeping garden vistas, quaint band rotunda and huge, leafy trees. The Moreton Bay Figs are my favourite. Take stale bread (wholegrain) with you to feed the ducks in the duckpond - an enduring childhood memory of mine, which I repeated with my own children. Perfect venue for shady walks in Summer, lots of joggers and exercisers about, but just as many strollers. On many a Summer's day, you'll see cricketers at play on the cricket pitch, or office workers playing touch rugby after work.

The Wintergarden is the epitome of genteel elegance and there are lots of places that make perfect backgrounds for photos. I had a family portrait shot here once, and I often see brides being photographed here.

At the centre of the Domain sits the historic Auckland Museum, which houses arguably the finest Pacifica collection in the world. It certainly provides unparalleled access to Maori history and artifacts. Highly recommended that you time your visit to include the Maori performance, a very professional, educational and enjoyable experience - it gave me goosebumps and made me feel proud of my Maori heritage.

Also in the Domain is a nice wee sculpture garden, full of classic sculptures. Worth a stroll through.

You can't come to Auckland without spending at least an hour or two in Auckland Domain, soaking up the grace and serenity of this expansive public space.

Take a picnic.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Great Place to Spend a Day”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

The area is well maintained and very beautiful with the museum building providing a great back drop. Never over crowded and the perfect place to take the family.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Green”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Wonderful place to escape the bustle of city life and of course enjoy the Museum

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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Beautiful place to stroll weekends”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Beautiful place to stroll weekends and often something on for entertainment.

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“Pretty”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

A lovely space combining landscaped lawns, lovely flowers and jungle paths. A nice route from town to the museum.

Visited February 2012
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