Auckland's vast harbour, quiet islands and vibrant cityscape offer an exciting and accessible mix of urban, water and wildlife activities.
Go behind the scenes of movie magic
Discover Wētā Workshop Unleashed(opens in new window), Wētā Workshop’s global award-winning movie-making experience in Auckland. Explore interactive and immersive make-believe film sets, focusing on the worlds of horror, fantasy and sci-fi. It's your chance to get up-close and hands-on with enchanting environments, resident creatures, one hyper-realistic giant, a galactic robot, and much more. This is a great family-friendly activity.
From anywhere in Auckland you can be on the water in a matter of minutes. Entertain the whole family or have a romantic day or night with a wide selection of water activities.
Enjoy a luxury dinner cruise or a classic yacht for your special occasion or events.
Fancy meeting whales & dolphins - Meet the local marine mammals. Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari conducts daily marine mammal eco-safaris, finding common and bottlenose dolphins, Brydes whales and orca in Auckland's magnificent Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Auckland Zoo(opens in new window) is always fun - have you ever met the red pandas at the zoo? Home to 117 species, and over 700 animals, there's always lots to see and do all year. Daily Zoo encounters, presented by zoo keepers, give you the opportunity to come eye to eye with some amazing creatures.
Have a thrilling day at Rainbows End Adventure Park in Manukau City. Plummet on the Fear Fall, spiral on the roller coaster and zoom down the log flume.
Explore the magic of Butterfly Creek. You can see dinosaurs, crocodiles, butterflies, dragons, unicorns, monkeys and more. Only one minute from Auckland Airport, shuttle available on request.
SheepWorld promises a close encounter with farm animals.
Explore the walking and hiking tracks
Auckland offers a diverse range of coastlines and scenery for day walks in and around the region. All within a few hours' drive or a ferry ride away.
From Devonport, walk to the summits of Mount Victoria or North Head for 360° views. Ferries to and from Devonport depart every half hour.
Take a short ferry ride to Rangitoto Island and climb to the top of the dormant volcano on the Rangitoto Summit Track and experience great views of the city.
Mount Eden, Mount Hobson and Mount St John are dormant volcanic cones offering commanding views of the city - pack a picnic and walk up.