Auckland has so much to offer, filled with fun and exciting experiences.
We often drop our guests at the top of the hill where they can walk into the Domain or Newmarket for shopping and restaurants. Parnell is also close by and is one of the oldest suburbs in Auckland. It has a number of cafes, restaurants and galleries.
Auckland is known as the City of Sails for a reason. Take a stroll around the Viaduct Harbour and be amazed at the super yachts moored nearby. Alternatively you can take a ferry from the Ferry Building next to Britomart to Devonport or visit one of the close by islands. For those who want to learn more about the aquatic diversity in New Zealand, The Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life aquarium and the Maritime Museum are also within reach.
Auckland Domain and Wintergarden
We are within walking distance of the Auckland Domain. This is a 75 ha of park that has formal gardens, ponds, walks and the Wintergarden; two display glasshouses (non-heated average temperature 24°C), one containing temperate plants, the other containing tropical plants (heated average temperature 28°C) , a formal courtyard with a pond in the centre and a fernery within an old quarry.
The museum is located at the top of the Auckland Domain which has various exhibitions, events and daily Maori Cultural Performance.
Parnell Rose Gardens
Located on 85 Gladstone Road these beautiful gardens are in full bloom in November. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the popular garden. Below the Rose gardens is Judges Bay, which has a swimming area and the Parnell Salt water baths. St Stephens Chapel was built in early 1857 on top of the hill and hosted the meetings that established the Constitution of the Anglican Church in New Zealand.
Visit The Sky Tower at the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the CBD A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breath-taking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.
Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 metres up or SkyJump off the Tower!
Relax with a coffee and light refreshments at Sky Lounge, enjoy a seafood feast at The Observatory Restaurant or dine at Orbit - Auckland's only 360-degree revolving restaurant.
Sky Tower is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and spectacular tourist attractions, you will be amazed at what you can see and do under one roof!
The most perceptible landmark around Auckland is without a doubt, Rangitoto Island. The volcano island is the most impressive of many in the region and serves as a wonderful destination for a scenic trek outside of the city. From unique fauna and flora to decrepit WWII installations, there is a lot to see on Rangitoto.
Take the ferry to Waiheke from the Ferry Building and visit the Island and vineyards
MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport, technology and social history museum. Spread across 40 acres, MOTAT will take you on an interactive journey to explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand, from the 1800s to today.
The Auckland Zoo has an Aviary, A Hippo Zoo, A Rainforest and a whole lot more. This is an adventure in wildlife. You will spend an entire day with the animals and love every minute of it.