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“Lovely, Large Park” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auckland Domain

Auckland Domain
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$206.32*
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Full-Day Best of Auckland City Tour
Ranked #13 of 257 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.
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“Lovely, Large Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

This park is beautiful and there are lots of different areas to explore. It would be easy to spend hours here. And the Auckland Museum is located in the middle of the Domain, those attractions can be easily combined.

Visited December 2011
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Auckland
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“A bit of calm in the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

This area is huge. You in fact drive though it. It has wonderful green spaces, huge wide open green spaces, duck ponds and a gorgeous luncheon and dinner restaurant beside it. The is also the Winter Gardens in the grounds as well. Huge glass domed rooms filled with exotic plants. There is also a reflecting pond here and some wonderful places for photos. It is very popular for wedding photos in particular.

Also in the grounds is the very iconic War Memorial Museum, which despite it's name is a very good New Zealand history museum and the top floor is the war memorial which is incredible in itself. Don't miss this, especially if there is a rainy day on the schedule. There is a $5 contribution if you wish to pay it. If you haven't the money that's fine, just go in. Allow at least 3 hours.

Visited January 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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“A Perfect Urban Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

The Auckland domain shows the Kiwi focus on maintaining a connection with the land. This massive park in the middle of the city is very well maintained and includes numerous sports fields as well as great spots for picnics. It is also the home of the Auckland Museum.
A great place to visit, especially on a clear, sunny day.

Visited November 2011
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SW US
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“Gorgeous Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Needed to spend a few hours before heading to the airport, so we chose some time in the beautiful Wintergarden. Very serene, lovely plants, the ferns are wonderful!!

Visited March 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Great place to do your exercise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

It's got the Auckland museum, duck pond, winter garden. Jogging in summer time will make you feel so much refreshing.

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