Auckland is known as the City of Sails because of its numerous yacht marinas and sailboats. It is one of the most delightful places there and if you are up for thrill and fun, then this is your place to be. New Zealand’s largest city is sure to keep you captivated with its unmatched vibes.
The iconic Sky Tower
Dominating the skyline of Auckland is this gorgeous Sky Tower that stands at a height of 328 meters in all its glory. Simply gazing at it is going to a great experience for anyone. This Sky Tower is the topmost tourist attraction in Auckland and is the most unparalleled one here undoubtedly. The reason why it is famous is that it has been built with such an intricate architecture and design that it looks spectacular every time you look at it. Literally blessing the skyline, Sky Tower is an iconic landmark from where you can have the panoramic views of the entire city. Simply head up to the observation deck and explore the beautiful restaurant and cafes there. Dine with a view and enjoy the unimaginable sight. One of the restaurants rotates here so you can have a 360-degree view of Auckland too. Isn’t it amazing? If that is not enough, this sky tower also features a special Bungy Jumping area for adventurers!
Auckland War Memorial Museum
If you want to peek into the rich history of New Zealand, then this place is handmade for you. One of the most popular places to visit in Auckland, this spectacular Auckland War Memorial Museum is the best place for all the history buffs. It opened its gates to the public in the year 1929 and since then its primary focus has been the nation’s natural history as well as military campaigns. If you are up for it, then this place is going to give you everything you are looking for in New Zealand’s history. Starting from the outside, the built and architecture of this place is immensely gorgeous and has been built in a neo-classical style. Such kind of work is hard to spot and thus, this is definitely a unique feature here. The gallery in this museum also showcases a lot of amazing artwork reflecting different periods, artifacts and photos to commemorate the bygone days.
Towering at a height of 196 meters, Mount Eden is one of the most gorgeous tourist spots in Auckland. As beautiful is Aukland, what would be more beautiful than a view of the entire city from one point? Mount Eden offers the most spectacular views of the city that are totally worth beholding. With a 360-degree view of the city and the surrounding area, this summit is definitely a treat to the eyes and the soul. If you hike up to this trail, this will be the most delightful experience of your trip for sure. The most unique thing about Mount Eden is that it is a volcanic cone with a depth of 50 meters and is just the most appealing sight in Auckland. It is surrounded by lush greenery and magnificent views that will make you let lose in its vibes.
Out of all the Hauraki Gulf islands in Auckland, Waiheke Island is the most popular one and also the most gorgeous one to visit. Stretching over an area of 12 miles, this place ifs full of vibrant culture and that can be seen on the streets as well as amongst the localities. A long stretch of white-sand beaches is a major feature here that remain populated all the time. If you are in Auckland even for some time, you must visit this island for an incredible time. A 40-minute ferry ride takes you to this island full of picturesque beaches and gorgeous landscapes. The surrounding village of this island also features really cute art galleries, cultural events, vineyards as well as cafes that are worth spending the time. For the rawest feels, rent a beachside place and have a great time with your family.
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It has been a long way since Auckland opened its doors to the public in the year 1922 and since then, it has been a popular attraction in Auckland. This is literally one of the best places that you can visit with your family, friends, and kids of course. It is one of the most fun places there. Housing as many as 1400 animals, birds, reptiles in its area of 40 acres, Auckland zoo is truly a sight to behold. Apart from viewing the rarest breeds of animals, you get to visit photography workshops as well as safari nights. All these experiences make this zoo the most popular attraction in Auckland. Animal lovers will not find any other place better than this one.