A quick peek into the attractions of Auckland would bring all the exciting things in the world under one big umbrella. There are a number of mind-blowing adventures to venture into the moment you set foot in this "city of sails".
Auckland is increasingly becoming a romantic paradise for the newly married. Lovely beaches, private islands with adventures such as boating and caving can add up some extra spice to a romantic adventure. From fishing to sailing to swimming with sharks, Auckland offers an entire spectrum of fun and adventure.
Some of the important must-dos on your next trip to Auckland are:
1. Auckland Sky Tower SkyWalk
Walk the 1.2 meter-wide walkaway around Auckland's famous Skywalk.
Auckland's Sky Tower, 300 meters high, is the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Apart from offering stunning views, this iconic tower provides you an opportunity to push your limits by walking the outside of the viewing platforms, or by jumping off from 192 meters above Auckland's CBD.
2. Tiritiri Matangi Island
Tiritiri Matangi Island is the perfect day trip destination for nature lovers and families.
This island represents an amazing opportunity to see some unique native treasures. Tiritiri Matangi is rich in Māori and European history with one of the most successful community-led conservation projects in the world.
Unwanted predators have been eradicated and rare native birds such as the kōkako and the takahē (once thought to be extinct) survive and thrive in restored habitats within regenerating native forest.
3. Auckland Museum
4. Cornwall Park
This lovely urban park offers an escape from the city hustle and bustle with oak tree-lined roads, winding paths and grazing sheep and cattle.
5. Americas Cup Sailing Experience
Feel the thrill of sailing an authentic America’s Cup yacht.
Take the helm to help steer on the course during this hands-on sailing adventure on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour!
6. Hobbington Movie Set
It is an experience to tantalize the senses of visitors from all across the globe, as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of The Shire, the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. The extraordinary following that the movies have amassed has led to Hobbit tours becoming a must see in New Zealand.
7. Mount Eden
A trip up the highest volcanic peak in mainland Auckland offers striking views of the downtown area and harbor.
8. Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just minutes from central Auckland. It is a must visit if you are traveling with young kids .
A final note- enjoy the paradisiacal beauty ;) You'll never regret the journey. Of course, the mental picture itself is so temptingly beautiful!
Go treat yourself to this heaven on earth. Happy Travels :)