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Things To Do In Downtown Auckland

Auckland is defined by its harbourside location, aptly named the 'City of Sails' with the many yachts, and watersport activities on offer. The central city is on the doorstep of the Viaduct, Princes Wharf and the recently developed Wynyard Quarter offering a fantastic selection of bars, cafés and restaurants in one waterfront destination. If... Show More

Tourist Information About Downtown Auckland

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Auckland Half Day Ebike Tour

Auckland Half Day Ebi...

Choose from three scenic Auckland tours. Fully guided, ebikes and morning/aftern ......

Hobbiton Express Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton Express Tour...

This small group tour is an easy day trip from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set. ......

Rotorua Escape

Rotorua Escape

Day Trip to Rotorua to see the geyser, learn about the Maori history and other i ......

Horse Riding Trek & Wine Tasting Tour from Auckland

Horse Riding Trek &am...

Immerse yourself in Auckland’s stunning landscapes with a private tour combini ......

Coromandel Day Tour From Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Explore the stunning Coromandel Peninsula on a full-day tour from Auckland. Enjoy a scenic drive, a thrilling train ride ...

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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Day Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Discover the enchanting Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a day trip from Auckland. Enjoy a scenic drive, explore the magical gl ...

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Hobbiton Movie Set & Rotorua Te Puia Geothermal Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Explore the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set and the geothermal wonders of Te Puia in one amazing day trip from Auckland. Visit ...

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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua including Te Puia Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Our Waitomo Caves & Rotorua fully guided day trip combines nature, Māori culture and two of the top attractions in ...

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Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Sail where the wind takes us and take in Auckland’s city highlights on our relaxed 1.5 hour harbour sailing experience ...

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Odyssey Sensory Maze

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Odyssey is an a-maze-ing adventure where while trying to find your way out you will experience darker challenging spaces ...

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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & Te Puia - Rotorua's Geothermal Valley

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Experience the best of Rotorua's geothermal wonders and Waitomo Glowworm Caves in one incredible day trip from Auckland. ...

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Wētā Workshop Unleashed Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

A global award-winning movie-making tour. Wētā Workshop Unleashed is our latest tourism product that we launched in ...

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Hobbiton & Rotorua Including Wai O Tapu from Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Our Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai O Tapu day trip combines two of the North Island top attractions.

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Rotorua Highlights including Wai O Tapu

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Join us on this small group tour to Rotorua where you can experience Wai O Tapu Geothermal Wonderland at your own pace.

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Rotorua Highlights inc Te Puia Tour, Haka & Hangi Buffet Lunch

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Experience nature & Māori culture in our Rotorua Highlights tour which includes guided tour & entry at Te Puia, ...

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West Coast Discovery Tour

Activity LocationWest Auckland, Auckland

Experience the rugged beauty of Auckland's west coast on this discovery tour. Visit the iconic Piha Beach, explore Karek ...

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Bay of Islands Day Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Discover the Bay of Islands on a full-day tour from Auckland. Enjoy a scenic drive, visit Whangarei Waterfalls, and emba ...

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Coromandel Peninsular Tour from Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Our Coromandel Peninsula Highlights Tour is a small group, fully guided day trip that gives you real time to enjoy the a ...

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Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

A unique opportunity to dine on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour under sail on this 2.5 hour experience.

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Hobbiton Tours

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

FlexiToursNZ runs small group tours in the North Island from either Auckland or Rotorua. We use late model Mercedes sp ...

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour From Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, we’re going on an adventure! See the famous Hobbiton Movie Set on a fully guided small group ...

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Step into the magical world of Middle Earth with our Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Auckland. Explore iconic Hobbit Holes, ...

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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves - One Way Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

One day tour from Auckland to the beautiful Waitomo Glowworm Caves and geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (One way trip).

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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Tour, from Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Our Hobbiton & Waitomo small group, fully-guided day trip combines two of the best attractions in the North Island t ...

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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Combine two iconic New Zealand attractions in one day with our Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Combo Tour ...

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Rotorua Highlights including Te Puia

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Experience the world famous geothermal and Maori cultural wonders of Te Puia. This unforgettable tour combines natures p ...

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America's Cup Sailing Experience

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Join our crew sailing this authentic America's Cup Yacht on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour with this 2 hour experience.

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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Te Puia from Auckland

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Our Hobbiton & Rotorua including guided tour at Te Puia day trip combines two of the North Island top attractions.

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Visit Te Puia Geothermal Valley Rotorua

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Discover the geothermal wonders and rich Maori culture of Te Puia Geothermal Valley in Rotorua. Visit the Pohutu Geyser, ...

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Urban Axe Throwing at Sweet Axe Throwing Co.

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Unleash your inner Viking! Get ready to get pumped ​with an axe-perience unlike any other! Sweet Axe Throwing Co is Ne ...

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Auckland City Discovery Tour

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

Explore Auckland on a half-day city tour featuring top attractions like Mission Bay, One Tree Hill, and Mount Eden. Enjo ...

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

Activity LocationDowntown Auckland, Auckland

The Museum is open every day except Christmas day from 10am - 5pm (final entry 4pm)

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Tourist Information About Downtown Auckland

Auckland is defined by its harbourside location, aptly named the 'City of Sails' with the many yachts, and watersport activities on offer. The central city is on the doorstep of the Viaduct, Princes Wharf and the recently developed Wynyard Quarter offering a fantastic selection of bars, cafés and restaurants in one waterfront destination. If you love the inner-city feel, check out the Britomart precinct where graceful heritage buildings house quirky and cutting-edge designer clothing boutiques, the newest and hippest bars, and restaurants. This is also one of Auckland's most popular nightlife destinations, with many of the city's top bars and nightspots all within a few blocks. Some favourite attractions and activities are the Auckland Zoo, Auckland Museum and bungy jumping from Auckland Bridge. SkyJump and SkyWalk at the top of the Auckland Sky Tower and enjoy incredible rotating 360-degree views during dinner. Another must-do is Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium and Butterfly Creek for the kids.


Best Attractions and free things to do in Downtown Auckland



Americas Cup Sailing Experience

1. America's Cup Sailing Experience

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve as crew on an America's Cup yacht. Normally the property of millionaires and elite professional sailors, we now offer everybody, regardless of expertise, the opportunity to sail these grand-prix racing machines. With the help of our trained crew, you will learn how to sail this original race sailboat as part of a team. As you sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbor, take the helm, exert energy on the grinders, or sit back, relax, and enjoy the action.

 
Rotorua Escape

2. Rotorua Escape

Experience this day Trip to Rotorua to see the geyser, learn about the Maori history and other interesting sights. This is an information filled and exciting trip that will leave you with long lasting memories.

 
Hobbiton Express Tour

3. Hobbiton Express Tour

This small group tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton movie set is an easy day trip. A fully guided tour of the set from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogy is included in the day. The Shire Rest Cafe also serves a delicious lunch. From pick-up to drop-off in Auckland City, our knowledgeable guides will look after you the entire day. They feature a detailed route description, as well as information about the locations you'll be passing through and the history of the movie set you'll be visiting. There is a quick halt on the way down to Hobbiton at a local cafe if you wish to buy some local baked goods or a cup of coffee.

 
Odyssey Sensory Maze

4. Odyssey Sensory Maze

Odyssey is an awe-inspiring adventure in which you will encounter darker challenging spaces, quirky physical obstacles and challenges, illusions, lighting effects, scents, sound effects, and strange sensations while trying to find your way out, all of which will provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience that you will never forget!

 
Weta Workshop Unleashed

5. Weta Workshop Unleashed

It's part movie set. It's part creative workshop. But not everything is as it seems. Fantastical worlds are brought to life inside these paint-splattered walls thanks to Workshop magic. They've thrown the most fundamental inhabitants of Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy into the mix: monsters, outrageously realistic giants, and one GALACTIC robot. Enter Weta Workshop Unleashed. Immerse yourself in an universe where reality and fantasy collide.

 
Ted Ashby Sailing

6. Ted Ashby Sailing

Set sail in Auckland's Harbor on our vintage scow, TED ASHBY, for an hour-long tour. From the sea, you can see the city skyline, the Sky Tower, and the Auckland Harbor Bridge.

 
Axe Throwing

7. Axe Throwing

Put on your best plaid shirt, your stompiest shoes, trim your beard, tie back your hair, and prepare to let your inner lumberjack or lumberjill and their axe FLY. Test your talents with the Sweet Axe Throwing Co Axpert Trainers and take part in NZ's best axe throwing experience. It's a great opportunity to let off steam, put your skills to the test, and try something new and interesting - who knows, it might turn out to be a talent. The axe-pros will have you throwing with confidence and accuracy in no time, whatever of your skill level. Perfect for a friendly competition with your friends or to spice up a corporate function.

 
Beach Horse Riding

8. Beach Horse Riding

The tour begins with a pick-up from Auckland Central in one of our elegant Mercedes Vans, followed by a drive north of Auckland through the gorgeous Rodney Region roads.

Before you begin the ride, you will have some time to meet your tour guide and your horse when we arrive at our Horse Riding.

The guide will show you how to ride the horse and provide you safety instructions. Then take a one-hour horseback ride down one of New Zealand's most stunning beaches, watching the blue water embrace the white sand while soaking up the sun.

 
Auckland Harbor Dinner Cruise

9. Auckland Harbor Dinner Cruise

With a dinner on the water, you can fully immerse yourself in Auckland's harbor setting. As you leave the pier for the open water, enjoy canapes and a welcome drink. As you sail past iconic landmarks, your friendly knowledgeable crew will take you through Auckland's unique history. There are lots of opportunities to go sailing, take the ideal photograph, or simply sit back and take in the surroundings.

Dinner is served either above deck while you enjoy the sea breeze or below deck in the well-appointed stateroom. During the leisurely sail back to the vibrant Viaduct Basin, enjoy dessert from the cockpit as the city lights up.

 
Rangitoto Island

10. Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto, with its characteristic symmetrical cone and excellent placement right off the shore, is Auckland's most iconic island. The island, which is only a short picturesque ferry journey across the harbor from downtown Auckland, is a popular hiking and day-trip destination.

Emerging from the sea just 600 years ago, pest-free Rangitoto Island is the youngest volcano in New Zealand.

 

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