Auckland – Something to See in Every Direction
Home to over one and a half million Kiwis, Auckland is New Zealand’s most densely populated city. Sometimes overlooked by the rest of the country for this very reason, Auckland is a visually stunning city with an abundance of beautiful waterways and beaches in every direction.
The Largest Man-made Structure in the Southern Hemisphere
Standing proudly at 328 metres tall, Auckland’s Sky Tower is New Zealand’s tallest building and the largest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Opened in 1997, the Sky Tower’s observation deck is the perfect spot to take in panoramic vistas of Auckland’s city scape and beyond. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can’t go past the pulse-stopping SkyJump and SkyWalk.
An Electrifying Tour
For a roving excursion taking in hilltops, gardens, and chic eateries, try an inner-city electric bike tour. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through a network of cycle-friendly pathways, giving a fabulous insight into what makes Auckland city tick.
The Vibrant Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter
The site of New Zealand’s successful America’s Cup defence in 2000, the Viaduct Harbour is ‘Where Auckland City meets the ocean’. Stroll along this one-time industrial marina to experience what is now a vibrant entertainment precinct. An abundant mix of restaurants and bars are open day and night, and the harbour full of enviable watercraft is perfect post meal or beverage viewing.
360-Degree Views from Auckland Harbour Bridge
The bane of Aucklanders commuting to work, the Harbour Bridge is conversely the stuff of dreams for visitors to the city. The iconic landmark affords spectacular 360-degree views encompassing the nearby CBD, surrounding waterways and Greater Auckland suburbs. Experience the grandeur of the kilometre-long structure by walking up to its very top, or for the daredevil try bungee jumping and touching the water 40 metres below.
See Auckland’s Creativity Climb the Walls
The city’s colourful and creative street art is showcased by locations off the beaten track. Immerse yourself in Auckland’s creative side by exploring the diversity of local artists and learning about the city’s history of edgy bohemian culture.
Shop Auckland Style
The work of the very best New Zealand fashion designers can be seen in the shopping precincts of Britomart, Queen Street, High Street, Ponsonby Road, and Newmarket. Indulge in a bit of retail therapy and experience our Kiwi culture and way of life along the way.
Auckland is a bustling metropolis with lots to see for both New Zealanders and visitors from afar.