“Auckland is the perfect mix of city sophistication and a stunning natural playground,” perfectly defined by NZ Tourism.
Auckland is one of the largest metropolitan cities right there on the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is also the most populous urban area across New Zealand.
Auckland is a vibrant town known for its mega cosmopolitan nature and ridiculously diverse food options. It is also the home to world-class food producers.
Not only this, but the town of Auckland is also a multicultural city rightly set between two large natural harbours, correctly ranked as the most liveable city in the world.
If food is your best friend, then Auckland will not make you sad as some of the most gastronomical appetizers make Auckland a sensation.
To sum it up, Auckland is the perfect mix of World-class shopping, dining in some of the best natural sceneries, harbour’s and islands view, native bush & black sand beaches.
Let us explore,
SkyTower and Other Skydives
Begin your journey with some of the best adrenaline rush activities like Skydiving, Sky jump, or walk its edge.
Skytower is Auckland’s tallest structure in the Southern hemisphere and is rightly so. The tower is more than 300m+ in height.
Skytower offers some of the best and panoramic views of Auckland along with many award-winning restaurants serving to your appetite, a plethora of gift shops, along with an opportunity to push all limits by walking out to the viewing platforms.
The iconic landmark of the city is an experience worth doing.
Skydive Auckland is one of the most famous companies for a completely mesmerizing skydiving experience. You can skydive from an insane 20,000ft.
Get amazing Parachuting views of the east and west coast of New Zealand at more than 200 Km/H. With more than 20+years of servicing, be ready for a safe, practical, and reliable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
They have taken every one to skydive, from a few years old kids to 90-year-old senior citizens to paraplegics.
They’re highly responsible and professional and you can also get photography and video sessions throughout the adventure which they will mail later. It’s a 5 out of 5 must-do activities as this is the only company in NZ that operates the 20,000m height skydiving.
A black sand beach unique to Auckland and is calm and serene as the crowd on most days is much lower here.
So, if you are one of those peace lovers and want to spend some time here and like black sand beaches, which some do not like, then the Kare Kare beach is a good option.
The beach was also featured in a few movies like The Piano, Memory, and Desire. To reach this beach, there is a small walk including crossing a small stream and get wet.
The beach is a quiet and fantastic way to relax. One can also see many surfers here. Avoid swimming as it can be dangerous.
Also, there is one waterfall some 0.5Km across the treks.
Want to experience some of the cultural sides of Maori? Maori culture is well extended up to Fiji Islands.
Enjoy daily cultural shows, and see a stunning Maori and Pacific collection for exploring.
Auckland Museum is a must-see attraction and is housed in an iconic building bound within a tranquil park ground. The Auckland Museum is a pretty stunning place to discover about New Zealand’s culture and its pretty long diverse history.
Since 1929, the museum has served hands down as a place of remembrance for many Aucklanders who sacrificed their lives in war.
The museum and war memorial is well set out and now comes with various interactive and immersive audio experiences and VR / AR tech coming fast.
Plenty of space inside with 2 cafés as well.
Paid parking underneath, and free parking on the grounds, if there are any spaces left. Great view over the harbor from the front steps.
Reach to the top of the highest volcanic peak in Mainland Auckland for an impressive panoramic city view and of the downtown area and harbor.
Parking is available right at the entrance point and it does not take long to come back. The boardwalk is pretty gorgeous and sees some of the most spectacular views right in front of your eyes.
The overall hike is family and dog-friendly. Just 30 minutes are needed for walking up and down. Though the path becomes quite steep at a certain point since the path is properly paved, it doesn’t cause any problem.
Café is there at down steps to enjoy some beverages or snacks.
Reach the top above the dormant volcanic mountain Mount Eden for a thrilling view of the city
Tantalus Estate Vineyard & Winery
A Spectacular and mesmerizing trip to Tantalus Estate Vineyard & Winery is a genuine addition to your itinerary.
The wine club and full-time restaurant give off some of the best experiences with an amazing list of the best food items on the menu.
Winner of many international accolades, the family-owned Tantalus estate is situated in the heart of Onetangi Valley.
According to Tantalus Estate, “Onetangi valley is a gentle 20-acre + vineyard in Waiheke’s renowned wine-growing region where you Complete with olive groves, macadamia trees, an apiary, kitchen gardens, native trees, and boardwalks, Tantalus Estate is a destination not to be missed.”
Auckland is a major town in New Zealand, so it is not possible to cover all Auckland places in one go but we will return to some of the best Auckland guides and tourist attractions.
These were some of the most significant listicles in the city of multicultural diversity. There are still many islands, harbors, eating places, local markets to explore New Zealand’s marvelous gem, Auckland.
Keep exploring until then, stay tuned!
Thanks for reading