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Auckland must dos

​Want to find out what to do in Auckland? Look no further. Check out our list of Auckland must dos and New Zealand tourist attractions for some great ideas to help get you started.
Must do tile - Wineries

Sample superb vintages in one of Auckland’s four wine growing regions. Join a tour for group tastings or enjoy a leisurely drive and explore at your own pace.

Must do tile - Walks and hiking
Walks and hiking

Discover native rainforest, cascading waterfalls and beautiful coastlines, or stretch your legs on a city heritage walk.

Must do tile - Shopping and markets
Shopping and markets

Browse for the latest fashions in designer boutiques, pick up unique Kiwi art and gifts or visit the markets for fresh local produce and gourmet goodies.


Take in the 360-degree views from the top of one of Auckland’s 48 volcanic cones, from the mainland to Rangitoto Island, just a short ferry ride away.

Hauraki Gulf islands

Escape to one of the gulf’s beautiful islands – visit a volcano, walk through an open wildlife sanctuary or unwind on Waiheke, the ‘island of wine’.


Play a round at one of Auckland’s coastal courses or find first-rate fairways inland. Take a swing against top-notch players on a golf tour or keep it casual with friends.

Culture and heritage

Discover our Māori and Pasifika culture and maritime heritage at museums and historical attractions throughout the region.

Dine out

You’ll find every kind of cuisine here, from mouth-watering seafood caught fresh daily to exotic flavours from around the world. Indulge in five-star waterfront dining or relax at a friendly bistro or cool café.


Sailing and skydiving, biking and bungy jumping, canyoning and kayaking – try one of Auckland’s exciting adventure activities for an experience to remember.

Water activities

Surrounded by three harbours, Auckland offers endless adventures on the water. Help sail an America’s Cup yacht, kayak to a nearby island or find the perfect catch on a fishing charter.


Auckland’s calendar is packed all year round with colourful cultural festivals, Broadway shows, major sports events, exhibitions and the world’s biggest stars live in concert.


You’re never far from a beach in Auckland, with hidden coves, golden shores and wild coastlines to explore. Pack a picnic, take a dip, ride the waves or go horse riding on the sand.

Art galleries

See modern New Zealand artworks and famous masterpieces at the award-winning Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and find beautiful paintings, sculptures and Māori carvings at independent galleries.


Get up close to native and exotic animals at Auckland Zoo, go whale and dolphin spotting in the Hauraki Gulf, and see penguins, sharks and stingrays at the underwater aquarium.

Scenic flights

Take to the skies in a helicopter, light plane, seaplane or even a jet fighter and watch the city unfold beneath you.


When the sun goes down the city lights up. Start with a great dinner, then find a cosy corner in a cocktail bar, catch a live music gig or cut loose on the dance floor at the city’s hottest night spots.


See popular sights and attractions or get off the beaten track and discover some of the region’s hidden gems. Visit the vineyards, explore the rainforest or discover Māori culture.

Spas and pampering

Unwind with a luxurious health or beauty treatment at one of Auckland’s first-rate day spas.