Explore Auckland this Spring


Auckland Travel Blog

Discover the diversity and beauty of Auckland and explore NZ’s largest city. With over 50 unique beaches to visit, stunning regional parks, sparkling harbours, gardens, shopping, nightlife and so much more, this region is an exciting holiday destination.

Auckland caters to a wide range of interests and preferences. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a culture lover, a foodie, or simply seeking relaxation, Auckland has something to offer.

  • Explore the Islands – Take a ferry to the nearby islands, such as Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island, and Tiritiri Matangi Island, for hiking, wildlife spotting, and relaxation.
  • Hiking and Nature Walks – Auckland is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Go hiking in the Waitakere Ranges or explore the walking trails in the Auckland Domain and Cornwall Park.
  • Visit Beaches – Auckland boasts many beautiful beaches. Some popular ones include Piha Beach, Orewa Beach, Takapuna Beach, Mission Bay, and Bethells Beach. You can swim, sunbathe, or try water sports.
  • Wine TastingGo wine tasting on Waiheke Island or in nearby wine regions like Kumeu and Matakana, known for producing excellent wines.
  • Auckland Art Scene – Explore the local art scene by visiting galleries and street art in neighbourhoods like Ponsonby and Karangahape Road.
  • Food and Dining – Auckland offers diverse culinary experiences. Try local dishes, international cuisines, and fresh seafood at the city’s many restaurants, cafes, and food markets.
  • Harbour CruisesTake a harbour cruise to appreciate the stunning waterfront and iconic landmarks, such as the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Sky Tower, from the water.
  • Family Fun – Visit one of the many exciting family attractions such as Weta Workshop Unleashed, Crystal Mountain Museum & Theme Park or the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Or experience the unique fun sensation of a Segway ride around historic Devonport.
  • Adventure Activities – For thrill-seekers, try activities like skydiving, bungee jumping, or jet boating.
  • Golfing – Auckland has numerous golf courses with picturesque settings. Enjoy a round of golf with beautiful views.
  • Shopping – Explore shopping districts like Queen Street, Newmarket, and Ponsonby Road for fashion, boutique shops, and local souvenirs.
  • Auckland Gardens – Stroll through the Auckland Botanic Gardens, the Auckland Domain or Cornwall Park (One Tree Hill) to appreciate spring blooms, diverse plant collections and beautifully landscaped gardens.
  • Nightlife – Auckland’s nightlife offers a mix of bars, clubs, and live music venues. The Viaduct and Britomart are popular nightlife districts.
  • Museums and Cultural Institutions – Besides the Auckland War Memorial Museum, you can visit other museums like MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) and the New Zealand Maritime Museum.
  • Volcanic Craters – Explore the unique volcanic landscape by visiting volcanic craters like One Tree Hill and Mt Eden for great city views.
  • Day Trips – Many Auckland tour companies offer day trips to nearby attractions like the Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands.
  • Local Markets – Check out local markets such as the La Cigale French Market and the Auckland Fish Market for fresh produce and artisanal products. Every weekend most Auckland suburbs host farmers markets offering a wide range of exciting products, fresh produce and food stalls.
  • Cycling – Auckland offers various cycling trails and bike rental options for those who enjoy exploring the city on two wheels.
  • Auckland Accommodation – Being New Zealand’s largest city visitors are spoilt for choice with endless accommodation options. From city hotels, exclusive luxury accommodation, suburban motels, country retreats and beach side escapes you are sure to find the ideal place to stay.

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