Top 20 Things to do in Auckland, NZ

We lived in Auckland for one month and did so so many things while we were there. There weren’t many days we didn’t explore the city and surrounding area. We compliled this list to help anyone who is thinking about visiting Auckland, is currently in Auckland, or is dreaming of seeing Auckland. We did all of these things with our kids in tow so they are all kid friendly but are not kid specific as we could and would have done all of these without the kids.

  1. Visit the Auckland Art Gallery-we wrote a full review of our visit here
  2. Go see Maungawhau, Mt. Eden which is the highest natural point in Auckland
  3. Ride a train, ferry, or bus-read our review of the public transportation here
  4. Sky World Mall-Wonder what the Mall would look like in The Jetsons? This is it!
  5. Visit The Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
  6. Have lunch on the bean bags in Britomart and go shopping
  7. Take a 30 min drive out to see Karekare falls.
  8. While visiting Karekare be sure not to miss the black sand beach right next door
  9. Spend a day visiting Mission Bay-there are tons of restaurants and shops here
  10. Take the ferry out to Devonport-be sure to check out Bookmark Secondhand Books
  11. Go to a farmers market
  12. Have a picnic at Albert Park
  13. Spend a day with the sheep at One Tree Hill/Cornwall Park
  14. Manukau Heads Lighthouse
  15. Take a trip to see Sky Tower
  16. Visit a farm-we went to Kiwi Valley Farm
  17.  Have a new ice cream experience at GIAPO
  18.  Take the ferry to Waiheke Island and one of the vineyards
  19. Piha Beach
  20. Have a meat pie at your local bakery

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