Auckland attractions

Auckland has plenty to interest culture lovers, with its art gallery, museums, historic village and botanic gardens.

If outdoor sports are more your thing, Auckland is probably the best place you could wish for. Try bungee jumping off the harbour bridge, abseiling or white-water rafting.

After all that, you'll want to relax with something a bit less extreme. How about a visit to one of the many surrounding vineyards, or a cruise around that famous harbour?

While in Auckland, you'll definitely have to check out the following: 

  • Auckland Museum
  •  Mission Bay
  •  Piha Beach
  •  Princes Wharf and the Viaduct
  •  Sky Tower
  •  Kelly Tarltons
  •  Otara Markets

For more attractions and activities, visit the Auckland Tourism website.


New Zealanders are infamous for their love of sport and outdoor adventures.  If you are keen, you'll always find an opportunity to get physical! 

You can do everything from bush walks and nature studies to abseiling, canoeing and mountain biking. Ride through towering pine forests and along miles of empty black beaches. There's parachuting (tandem or solo) and sea kayaking.

If you are feeling a little weary, finish off your day by soaking in replenishing mineral waters at a thermal resort.

New Zealand offers much more than excellence in education. Few countries in the region can offer a better lifestyle in such a beautiful environment. From sub-tropical paradise to towering snow-capped mountains, deep fast flowing rivers and crystal clear lakes, New Zealand has it all.

Getting out and about

Public transport

You can get around Auckland by bus, train or ferry.  Overall, these services are regular and very reliable. 

All information relating to transport around Auckland can be found through the MAXX website.

Use the handy Journey planner to plan your trip using any mode of transportation.  The website also contains links to attractions with relating transport information, and useful information around major events.


These links will take you to external sites. Sites will open in a separate window, and are in English unless otherwise indicated.