Top 10 Things to Do in Auckland

Are you traveling to Auckland? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Auckland as a tourist!

Mission Bay

This is a lovely suburban town that is located 7 kilometers outside the city center of Auckland. Many locals and tourists come here for the beautiful beach known as Mission Bay. But in addition to the beach, the town itself is very charming with lots of restaurants. 

A great place to go for some sunshine and bathing when you’re visiting Auckland in New Zealand. 

Auckland Museum

A well-sorted museum which displays everything from the Maori-people’s history to modern Auckland and much more. If you enjoy strolling museums while traveling, don’t miss to make a visit to Auckland Museum. 

Address: Domain Dr | The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland.

Tiritiri Matangi Island

Magical Matangi Island is a must to visit when you’re traveling to Auckland. Enjoy beautiful nature, delicious food, rich animal life and gorgeous beaches. The island is part of an important conservation project and it’s recommended to come here with a private guide to experience the island in the best possible way and make the most out of your visit. 

Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto is a volcanic island outside Auckland which is easy to reach on a day trip. It covers an area of 2311 hectares and is known for its many hiking trails. This is also where one can find the largest Pohutukawa forest. The Pohutukawa trees are known as New Zealand’s Christmas trees with large red flowers.  

Waiheke Island

Waiheke is a paradise island which is located some 17 kilometers outside Auckland, and it’s very easy to get to Waiheke Island. It is also the third most populated island in New Zealand with a population of 7,000 residents.

The largest cities are Oneroa and Blackpool. The nature is especially beautiful and the beaches who attracts thousands of visitors annually. 

Mount Eden

A sleeping volcano which is also the highest natural point in Auckland. From here, you can enjoy a 360 degrees view over Auckland and at the same time enjoy beautiful scenery and greenery. At the top, one can also check out the massive crater with a depth of 50 meters. 


Devonport is a charming suburban town by the sea with around 5500 inhabitants. Visitors who come here can explore the various antique shops, souvenir shops, book stores, restaurants and cafees. 

It’s a popular destination for local Aucklanders and tourists alike, and it offers one of the best views of Auckland. Especially at night when the city lights up in the dark. 

Wine Tasting

Join Auckland Wine Trails and go wine tasting and indulge yourself in the delicious wines from Auckland in a beautiful setting. There are various tours to choose from, but the most popular one is the combined wine, cheese, and honey tour.

The guides are very knowledgable and on your way between the wineries, you’ll stop at some beautiful places where you can snap some photos and just admire the gorgeous landscapes. 


Matakana Village is a real hidden gem and one of the most picturesque villages in New Zealand. On Saturdays, there is a famous market that is held by locals where handicrafts, antiques, food and local delicacies are sold. Matakana is very charming and also has a fair share of cozy pubs and restaurants. 

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