10 awesome Auckland attractions

As New Zealand's largest city, Auckland is full of exciting attractions. There's something for everyone in this city full of exciting activities.

Auckland is an amazing city full of awesome attractions and exciting activities. With everything from quiet hikes to adrenaline pumping action, there is no shortage of things to see.

Here is a list full of awesome must-do Auckland attractions for locals and visitors alike -  enjoy!

Auckland Bridge Climb & Bungy

This is AJ Hackett’s pride and joy, boasting two unique experiences that every adrenaline junky should experience. The Harbour Bridge climb is the only way to explore the bridge by foot.

The 1.5 hour guided tour takes visitors up, over and under the iconic bridge and amazing scenic views are to be had. The bungy is the only ocean touch jump in New Zealand and you can choose whether it’s a touch, dunk or dry jump for you.

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Here you will be able to view the phenomenal characteristics of the Southern Hemispheres sky. The Southern Cross can be seen, as well as other unique and important constellations. Visit the Stardome Observatory and Planetarium on Manukau Road, Auckland Central.

Surf At Piha Beach

Piha Beach is one of the most popular surfing spots in the Auckland region. It’s notoriously crazy waves attract thousands of visitors every year for the ultimate surfing experience. Caution should be taken by inexperienced swimmers as the beach is known for violent rips.

Auckland Museum

For a fun, educational, historic walk through time, visit the Auckland Museum. Located in the Auckland domain, the Museum offers visitors of all ages with a unique experience that is sure to provide a great day out for all.


This heart-pounding attraction is like no other in New Zealand with thrills and scares lurking around every corner. Located in the old Kingseat hospital, try your luck at survival in this highly rated haunted hospital.

Auckland Zoo

Family days out are made easy with the Auckland Zoo. Located in Newton, the zoo is home to Auckland’s most beautiful, rare and endangered animals. There are eating facilities onsite so make it a full day out.

Sky City

The Sky tower is New Zealand’s tallest building and is the best way to view the city. Travel up in the glass fronted lifts and enjoy the scenery from purpose built viewing platforms. There are also dining facilities and more to be taken advantage of whilst visiting Sky City.

Rainbows End

New Zealand’s number one theme park is located in Manukau, South Auckland and is a must-do experience for all ages. With plenty of rides, food and fun, Rainbows End is one exciting way to spend the day.

Kelly Tarltons

Kelly Tarltons showcases a large variety of marine life with everything from Sea Horses to King Penguins. Open 7 days a week the award winning complex can be located in Mission Bay Auckland.

Auckland Adventure Jet

Have a chance to enjoy the ride of your life with a jet boat trip around the Auckland harbour. Sit in the purpose-built vessel as one of 23 passengers to experience high-speed and exhilarating fun on the water.



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