Auckland is a coastal City of the North Island. It is a great mixture of sophistication and the outdoors. Here are a few things to do around Auckland.
Howick Village provides a refreshing change from the large shopping malls. You’ll discover over 100 specialty stores, offering a personalised and friendly service. Saturday markets are a must to take in the welcoming village atmosphere. As a point of interest, Howick’s All Saints Anglican Church was built in 1847 and is the second oldest church in New Zealand.
Musick Point is a hidden gem of Auckland. With breath taking views of surrounding islands and sea this is the perfect place to take a picnic and enjoy the sun set.
Just 35 minutes from Auckland or 45 minutes from Half Moon Bay by ferry takes you to Waiheke Island. Situated in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke boasts a subtropical climate and a beautiful 100 km coastline. Full of vineyards, local arts and crafts, beaches, restaurants and cafes - hire a rental car and go exploring!
Auckland's Sky Tower
Enjoy a trip up the Sky Tower, located in Auckland's CBD. Ride in a glass-floored lift up to the Observation Deck and take in the fantastic views of the city, harbour and beyond. Or just relax as the views pass by, whilst enjoy a sumptuous meal in the revolving Orbit Restaurant. Sky City Casino, restaurants and bars can also be found at the Sky Tower.
Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf. The 5.5 km wide island is a widely visible landmark of Auckland with its volcano cone rising 260 metres (850 ft). Take a ferry to Rangitoto and climb to the top for fantastic views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf.
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. There is lots to see and do all year, including events, animal encounters, behind-the-scenes experiences and more! Discover New Zealand's natural treasures all in one place.
Half Moon Bay Marina
Half Moon Bay is the location of the ferry terminal for vehicle and passenger traffic to Waiheke Island, and Auckland’s CBD. Aside from being home to over 500 boats, Half Moon Bay Marina hosts a gymnasium, day spa, cafes, restaurants, doctors surgery and a chemist.