Auckland 50 Must Dos

There are so many things to do in Auckland. Check-out the must dos to get the perfect idea of where to begin to explore our great region.

Don't forget to also check out the Auckland events page to soak up some local atmosphere. 

4Track Adventures

Climb aboard a 300cc four-wheel motorbike and head for the dunes.

Auckland Bridge Bungy

Auckland is home to the world's first harbour bridge bungy jump.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Critic a giant selection of both traditional and contemporary art at Auckland Art Gallery.

Auckland Bridge Climb

Admire the expansive city and harbour views as you climb over (and under) the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Explorer Bus

A hop on hop off sightseeing tour visiting Auckland's big 14 attractions with full commentary.

Auckland Museum

Discover the history of New Zealand and its people at the stylishly revamped Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

Watch the dolphins and whales in the Hauraki Gulf, learn about their behaviour, biology, myths and legends.

Auckland Zoo

Go ape at the zoo where the tamarins swing overhead and lions eye visitors from their Pridelands quarters.

Awhitu Peninsula

Venture to the stunning Awhitu Peninsula, with its sculpted west coast sand cliffs and its gentle eastern harbour bays.

Bike Parks

Woodhill has 43 tracks and is one of the most popular riding destinations in Auckland.

Britomart Precinct

Visit Auckland’s newest shopping district in the most historic part of the city, with a great selection of designer boutiques, bars and cafes all within a few blocks.


Walk, swim, cave or even slide down rocky streams or abseil down waterfalls in the Waitakere Ranges.


The historic seaside village of Devonport has a charming and relaxed atmosphere.

Eden Park

Eden Park is New Zealand's largest stadium. Every year almost half a million local and international sports fans enjoy matches and functions at the Park.

Fullers Cruises

Cruise the Waitemata Harbour with a scenic day tour, or catch a ferry and explore the Hauraki Gulf.


Play a round of golf on one of Auckland's scenic courses.

Glenfern Sanctuary

Hear and admire these beautiful birds in their natural environment. The first pest free area in Auckland City.

Goat Island Dive

Discover an abundance of New Zealand marine life and enjoy being surrounded by schools of playful fish.

Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island is renowned for its remoteness and rugged beauty and is accessible by Sealink car ferry or air.


Feel the thrill of jet boating as you soak up the sights on Auckland's harbour.

Karekare Beach

Stretch your legs at Karekare beach, location of the film The Piano.

Kawau Island

Catch the ferry across and visit Mansion House, or try to spot some of the peacocks and wallabies.

Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World & Antarctic Adventure

Jump in a snowcat and journey through the Antarctic and watch sharks and stingrays cruise overhead.


Join the dancing queens on K' Road and party on till the wee hours at one of the many nightclubs.


Head to Kumeu for a wineries tour, one of New Zealand's wine gems with a fascinating history.

Matakana Coast

The Matakana Coast is dotted with deserted bays, reserves and some of the finest wines, arts, crafts.

Mission Bay

Dine at one of the cafes & restaurants on The Promonade or order fish & chips and have a picnic on the beach.

Muriwai Gannet Colony

Relish the fresh air and take in the stunning view of the sweeping black sands from the Muriwai gannet colony.

Otara Market

For a taste of Polynesia, head down the Southern Motorway to Saturday's bustling Otara Market.

Pakiri Beach Horse Rides

Enjoy horse riding through scenic areas of native bush, farmland and spectacular white sand beaches.


Catch a wave in the pounding surf and black sands at Piha and climb up Lion Rock for a magnificent view.

Pohutukawa Coast & Clevedon Country

Laze on the beach with an ice-cream or stroll down the wharf at Maraetai on the Pohutukawa Coast.


Visit the trendy suburb of Ponsonby and enjoy delicious cuisine, superb lattes or cocktails if more to your taste!

Pride of Auckland

Take a dinner cruise on the harbour at one of the best times of the day to experience Auckland's harbour.

Rainbow's End

New Zealand's premier theme park with rides and attractions for the whole family.

Rangitoto Island

Take the ferry over to Auckand's iconic Rangitoto Island and walk through the world's largest pohutukawa forest.

Sail NZ

Pretend you're Dean Barker and take the helm of an ex Americas Cup yacht with SailNZ.


Browse top New Zealand boutique and designer stores, scope-out fashionable inner city suburbs and don’t miss the large malls and local markets.


Leap off Auckland's famous Sky Tower - 192 metres straight down!


Walk the 1.2 metre-wide walkway around Auckland's famous Sky tower 192 metres above the ground.


Auckland's only haunted horror themed attraction.

Surfing at Piha

Wind your way deeply through the Waitakere Ranges and its native bush to the surf community of Piha.

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium is one of the Auckland region's most popular and best loved attractions.

Tiritiri Matangi

One of the most successful conservation projects in the world, home to many rare and native bird species.

Viaduct Harbour

If it is cafes, bars and restaurants you're after, the Viaduct Harbour has a great selection.

Waiheke Island

Take the ferry to Waiheke Island, and explore this boutique island of vineyards, olive groves, cafes & restaurants.

Waitakere Ranges

A wonderful eco-experience is found in the Waitakere Ranges of Auckland's west coast.


The Whatipu area is a spectacular area of coastal dunes and wetlands. 

Wynyard Quarter

Wynyard Quarter is the latest extension of Auckland’s waterfront – discover new public spaces brought to life in an authentic maritime setting.


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