Things to do in Auckland Central

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Things to Do in Auckland Central

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  • Rachel M
    Auckland, New Zealand48 contributions
    We enjoyed seeing the views of Auckland from the Sky tower.
    We got the ticket included in our accommodation when staying at Sky city hotel,
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Andrea K
    7 contributions
    This is a fantastic museum, we took almost 6 hours in it, food is way too expensive though, it has an amazing collection and we enjoyed it thoroughly 🕊
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Rhondalyn22
    Matamata, New Zealand40 contributions
    This is a good workout to walk to the top. We went with our grandchildren in pushchairs. It was steep but do able. Almost harder going back down as the pushchairs tended to run away with you. But worth doing as it is an impressive crater that you can walk the entire way around, either on the footpath or on the raised boardwalk. There are some stairs to navigate if you go all the way around rather than just following the footpath by the roadside.
    Written 21 December 2021
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  • Larissa K
    Auckland, New Zealand52 contributions
    This is a great day out in Auckland especially for family/friend groups.
    I would recommend buying your ferry tickets online to avoid the hassle of having to buy them prior to boarding or avoiding missing out (especially peak times like school holidays, weekends, summer) on the ferry time you want, although there are several times per day.
    Excellent views at the top. Walk straight to the summit or do other walks around the volcano.
    Summit walk is 1 hour to the top, we took less time coming back down.
    Take food and water (no shops), only toilets available. Take a jacket or be prepared for the weather/season you go in.
    Cell phone reception available. I am with Vodafone and it worked fine.
    Cafe available on the ferry if needed.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Rachel M
    Auckland, New Zealand48 contributions
    We really enjoyed our time on Waiheke Island. Beautiful beaches, easy to get around on the local buses.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • fi0naj0nes2012
    Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
    What a beautiful place to visit. The birdsong that greets you as you arrive is truly breathtaking. Our guide, Rachel, was so knowledgeable and informative. All the volunteers do an amazing job.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Greg & Margie du Bern
    Katikati, New Zealand14 contributions
    Lovely day out. The Zoo is very clean and the animals very well looked after. The layout of the different sections was very well done.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,690 contributions
    Devonport is located on Auckland's North Shore. This seaside suburb is only 12 minutes from the Auckland CBD. It's well-known for its laid-back lifestyle, and the numerous harbourside bars and restaurants, Devonport was one of the first neighbourhoods settled in the Auckland area, and it's well-known for its heritage charm, Devonport is said to resemble the Californian city of Sausalito. Devonport is the main base for the Royal New Zealand Navy.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • hanniepex
    Auckland, New Zealand480 contributions
    This hill is a must for First timers in Auckland. Being one of the highest point, this lookout offers 360 degree views of entire Auckland.

    There are plenty of parking on the hill. The one nearest the peak is about 10 minutes walk.

    The hill has beautiful park and trees all over. You can have a stroll, bring a picnic mat and sit under tree and enjoy a book or just merely relax and feel the nature. You can bring a bike or scooter as well.

    Have a drinking bottle handy so you can relenosh your water on nearby drinking fountains too.
    Written 25 March 2022
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  • Acineto
    Auckland Central, New Zealand18,495 contributions
    This is such a great park just on the outskirts of the city. There is plenty of grassy areas to walk and run around in. There is also a kids playground by the observatory. You have to walk up to the summit but there is parking close to it.
    There are also a lot of other things to see around the park such as the rotunda or the myriad of trees lining the paths. There is also a cafe if you were getting pecking or want an indoor rest. There isn't a way to drive from the main entrance on Greenlane West to the playground area so you'd have to get out of the park and get in the other entrance.
    It is a nice place to spend a few hours or so just being outside.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • melissasO2213BS
    Rotorua, New Zealand68 contributions
    A great afternoon visit to Kelly Tarlton’s. We loved the penguins, turtles and sharks especially. The exhibits are well laid out and include heaps of interesting information. Cafe has some tasty items - I had a delicious blueberry muffin. Parking onsite. Staff are friendly.
    Written 20 January 2021
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  • Ilovetheatre
    Birmingham, UK292 contributions
    An absolutely unmissable museum. There is so much to see, and the special America's Cup yacht is fab. Make sure you sail out into the harbour on the beautiful Ted Ashby, we did and I got to help hoisting the rigging, wonderful trip. The story of the Polynesian settlers is brilliantly told and the boats and other artefacts on display are fascinating. We also enjoyed the story of what it was like to sail to NZ from Europe in years gone by - horrendous! Well worth a visit.....we visited Dec 2019.
    Written 20 June 2021
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  • SilicoJack
    Wellington, New Zealand432 contributions
    I really enjoy walking around the harbour whenever I come to visit Auckland. There is always something new to see or do. Great day out
    Written 29 December 2021
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  • SD2606
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,732 contributions
    Wonderfully maintained, clean, safe and attractive.
    
Toilets and parking available.

    Lots of open space to explore, as well as the Gardens, the museum, the lake and the cafe.
     
    Always a pleasure to return to walk around.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • Yi-Hsuan Katy Chiang
    Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions
    friendly staff great food when out of the ordinary and made me and my daughter‘s day possible!

    Come into the restaurant and they especially prepared the high tea for me and my daughter to make our celebration possible.
    Written 3 May 2022
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