The ultimate 3-day Auckland adventure itinerary
If you're planning a short break to Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland this ultimate 3-day itinerary is a must-read! Jam-packed with ideas, top things to do and practical advice on the highlights of our vast and diverse region.
Top 10 things to do in Auckland
Get a taster for some of the activities and experiences unique to Auckland. From museums to lost islands, kayaking to a dormant volcano and sipping wine in our largest wine region, this top 10 list has you covered!
Enjoy beaches offering family-friendly swimming, regional parks for walking then with the exercise complete, there are artisan creators of food, wine and art to discover. Even better, visit on a weekday and avoid some of the crowds and get to relax like a local.
Discover or re-discover Aotearoa’s largest harbours - the Kaipara and the Manukau - that open to the Tasman Sea. Also, look out across our busiest harbour, the Waitematā, that connects to the Pacific Ocean. Traverse Auckland’s north-west in one journey and enjoy stunning views of all three harbours.
Explore a region where world-class wineries, stylish dining and unique art experiences blend with beautiful beaches, pristine native bush and picturesque countryside.
Sandy beaches line the coast, boutique vineyards dot the lush green landscape and waterfalls are just a walk away.
Official Auckland Visitor Guide
Central Auckland map
Buzzing waterfront precincts, world-class shopping and a vibrant arts and culture scene. This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed Pacific vibe by day and exciting night-time energy.
South and East Auckland map
Sparkling blue waters, white-sand beaches, rolling countryside, boutique wineries and the largest native rainforest in the East Auckland region. Auckland’s south is a melting pot of cultures from around the world; a place where history, adventure and beautiful landscapes combine.
West Auckland map
This spectacular region is bordered by native rainforest, surf beaches and a stunning coastline. You can wine and dine, surf and mountain bike, relax on a beach or walk the coastline.
North Auckland map
Head north and discover the ultimate laid-back lifestyle, where great food and wine is always close at hand and the sea is your constant companion.
Hauraki Gulf Islands map
Discover tranquil islands lined with golden-sand beaches, sip on fine wine on the ‘island of wine’ or go kayaking, sailing or dolphin spotting.
Auckland Golf Trails map
Find golf courses throughout the wider Auckland region.