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Auckland is full of things to do and even the most seasoned local can always find something new.

Martyn Wilson Field Parks

Find out all about the parks and reserves around Auckland city.

Use our parks search to find a park with specific facilities like barbecues, playgrounds, sports fields and more.

Auckland Zoo Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has New Zealand's largest collection of animals and is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world.

The zoo is home to 179 different species and over 1300 animals. Phone (09) 360 3800.

Auckland Art Gallery Auckland Art Gallery

Here you will find the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand.

Exhibiting work from its collection along with a programme of national and international touring exhibitions. Phone (09) 307 7700.

Auckland Museum Auckland Museum

Explore New Zealand's rich natural and cultural heritage, and its modern history.

The museum is located in one of Auckland's finest heritage buildings in the heart of the Domain. Phone the infoline on (09) 306 7067.

Stardome Observatory Stardome Observatory

Stimulate your senses on a tour of the universe at the observatory. You'll experience 360° theatre with 3500 stars high overhead, plus guided telescope viewing.

The observatory is open seven days (and most nights). Phone (09) 624 1246.

Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World

In a subterranean world penguins parade in a wonderland of ice and snow, while sharks, giant eels, stingrays and scores of shimmering fish swim the ocean.

Phone (09) 528 0603.

Hauraki Gulf Islands Hauraki Gulf Islands

Explore the many islands in Hauraki Gulf.

Waiheke Island is a perfect getaway - find out how to get here, where to stay, what to do. Get information about wedding venues, vineyards, tours and how to hire vehicles.

Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) MOTAT

Take your family on an interactive journey through time at MOTAT, New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum. Experience the Victorian Village, tram rides, vintage cars, the huge aircraft collection and much more. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Phone 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286).

The Maritime Museum The Maritime Museum

Auckland's vibrant waterfront is home to the New Zealand National Maritime Museum, one of the finest in the world.

A visit here promises a broad overview of New Zealand rich maritime heritage. Phone (09) 373 0800.

Other useful links

Tourist information

  • Tourism Auckland - visit one of six visitor information centres for some great ideas and great deals. Phone (09) 367-6009
  • www.newzealand.com/travel/ - you can find a great source of information on New Zealand, including accommodation, activities, sights and travel. It includes an Auckland section
  • www.viewauckland.co.nz - check out this website for information about dining out, bars and clubs, performing arts, arts and galleries, live music, sightseeing, natural environment, and what's on.
  • New Zealand Tourism Online - a comprehensive online directory of tourism and travel companies. It offers over 10,000 New Zealand accommodation, attraction, tour and transport listings plus extensive travel, vacation, holiday and visitor information
  • The BIG little city - visit this site if you are wondering where to go and what to do in the BIG little city. It provides you with up to date information on the best events and the biggest attractions the inner city has to offer! All that plus where to shop, what to eat and where to party
  • Auckland City Council's mainstreet programmes are based on a partnership between local government, the business community and the community at large. Some of the mainstreet programmes have their own website with information about shopping, eating out and things to do.


  • 95bFM entertainment guide - for information on the week's DJs and live performances
  • Ticketek is New Zealand's leading entertainment ticketing company. Ticketek tickets a wide variety of entertainment, and has exclusive ticketing contracts with major New Zealand venues such as The Edge in Auckland.
  • Visit Sky City Entertainment Centre - there are casinos, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and bars - plus a fantastic view of Auckland!
  • Lionzone - Visit New Zealand's largest brewery. Tours run Monday to Saturday at 9.30am, 12.15pm and 3pm. Bookings recommended on 09 358 8366 or email bookings@lionzone.co.nz.
  • Check out TVNZ website, for news and TV listings.
  • If you have access to Sky channels check out the Arts Channel  for up to the minute arts information.


The following websites give listings of what movies are currently showing in local cinemas:


Locations of local theatres and their programmes of performances can be found on the following websites:

Eating out

  • www.roadworks.co.nz - gig guide, community events, history and a list of bars and restaurants in particular areas as well as a list of businesses.
  • www.viewauckland.co.nz - check out this website for information about dining out, bars and clubs, etc.


  • For information on buses, trains and ferries, check out MAXX.
  • Check out Fullers website for ferries to Devonport, Waiheke, Rangitoto, and harbour cruises.
  • Check out SeaLink ferries to Waiheke and Gt Barrier Island.

Updated Decmber 2013





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