Auckland Guide

Places to go

Experience the best of Auckland

Auckland has plenty of special places for you to explore. Boutique shopping in Parnell or Ponsonby, indulge in some world class restaurants in the Viaduct Harbour. If you have a car head out west to the Waitakere Ranges and admire the native bush and cascading waterfalls, marvel and the striking black sand of the west coast beaches. There are plenty of Farmers Markets going on over the weekends, have fun and explore!



Voted four times ‘Best Shopping Precinct” in Auckland’ by Metro readers, a reputation earned from its selection of luxury and exclusive stores. But Newmarket is much more than just upmarket fashion stores.  Take a couple of hours to explore what lies behind Broadway and you’ll find a diverse mix of modern and old, ugly and […]

Auckland Viaduct at Night

Viaduct Harbour

Explore the vibrant Viaduct Harbour, where restaurants and bars line the waterfront, with a backdrop of sheltered waters and sleek super yachts.  Take your pick from the excellent eateries, go dancing after dark or head out on a harbour adventure. Viaduct Harbour is host to many fabulous events including the past America’s Cup defences, Louis […]

Auckland War Memorial Museum

If you need a break from the plenitude of outdoor activities, spend a day inside and marvel at New Zealand’s multi-cultural history or get in touch with our countries touching War stories at the Auckland War Museum. The Auckland ‘War’ Museum is one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the neo-classicist style, and […]

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo

Opened in 1922 Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland.  It is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world.  A winner of national and international environmental related awards.Discover New Zealand’s […]

Britomart Auckland


This important part of Auckland has a unique heritage of history, culture and architecture.  Once neglected, it has emerged as a vibrant mixed-use community – and a legacy for the city. Lying between the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland’s lower CBD, Britomart is a 6.5-hectare waterfront precinct of heritage buildings, new developments and open and intimate […]

Sky tower auckland

Sky Tower

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. Sky Walk Take in the spectacular […]

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Being one of Auckland’s top visitor attractions Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium is a must on your travel itinerary.  Fun for the entire family and its only 10 minutes drive from downtown Auckland! Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium showcases over 30 live animal exhibits, from over 80 different species in spectacular habitat displays, including the […]

Auckland Guide - Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island

In the heart of Auckland’s sparkling Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island is a picturesque blend of farmland, forest, beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Waiheke is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, and has an international reputation for food and arts. There’s a great range of activities on Waiheke – from mountain biking to wine […]