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1. Rangitoto Island

Discover Auckland’s youngest volcano on the Fullers Rangitoto Island summit walk tour. Walk through lava crops and pōhutukawa forest and learn about the island’s fiery past. A short walk takes you up to the summit for spectacular 360-degree views back to Auckland.

2. Regional parks

Enjoy a breath of fresh air at one of Auckland’s 26 regional parks. Find the perfect picnic spot, book one of the popular BBQ sites, take a walk through the forest, stroll along the coast or take a dip in the sea.

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3. Beaches

Oh so many beaches to choose from. Take a wander with an ice cream or simply sit back and enjoy the view. Ride the waves at Auckland's west black-sand surf beaches or enjoy a swim in the golden bays in the north and east.

4. Sky Tower

As the tallest free-standing building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower offers impressive views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Grab a bite at Sky Lounge while you’re up there, or experience the thrill of the SkyWalk or SkyJump.

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5. Weta Workshop Unleashed

Experience the worlds of sci-fi, horror and fantasy in the making at the creative film effects workshop. From observing monsters to massive miniatures to seeing special effects make-up and gaining tips and techniques from the Weta Workshop crew, it's an experience not to be missed!

6. Museums

Find cool interactive displays for the young ones at Auckland Museum, trace the country’s maritime history at New Zealand Maritime Museum, or check out MOTAT’s combination of heritage trains, trams and planes with hands-on technology experiences.

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7. Nature and wildlife

Get up close to hundreds of native and exotic animals at Auckland Zoo, take an underwater journey through Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium, walk through the tropical butterfly house at Butterfly Creek, or go whale and dolphin spotting in the Hauraki Gulf.

8. Awesome attractions

Hit the rides at Rainbow's End, New Zealand's premier theme park – defy gravity on the corkscrew rollercoaster or take time out at the Kidz Kingdom for under 8s. 

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9. Snowplanet

Ski, snowboard or toboggan at New Zealand’s only all-year indoor snow resort, just 20 minutes north of downtown Auckland. Do your own thing or take a skiing or snowboarding lesson before warming up in the cosy restaurant.

10. Events

From sporting events and live concerts, to cultural and musical festivals, there's always something happening here in Auckland. Discover upcoming events throughout the region below.