Take a hop-on hop-off tour
Get around with ease.
While Auckland’s central sights can be reached on foot, a hop-on hop-off tour will take you to the coastal neighborhoods and scenic vista points dotted around the city. Jump off to visit the Auckland Museum or Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE® Aquarium; climb One Tree Hill or Mt. Eden; or explore Parnell Village.
Visit the Sky Tower
For panoramic views over the city.
Ride the elevator up to the 1,076-foot-high (328-meter-high) Auckland Sky Tower, New Zealand’s tallest building, and take in panoramic views that span the entire city. Adventurous travelers can brave the Skywalk or Skyjump, but a drink at the Sky Lounge and a visit to the 360-degree observation deck are equally worthwhile.
Explore Auckland's waterfront
Soak up the atmosphere in Auckland.
An atmospheric spot for a walking, bike, or Segway tour, Auckland’s waterfront is buzzing with activity day and night. Come in the evening hours to browse the night markets in the Wynyard Quarter, enjoy a seafood dinner at a harborside restaurant, or go barhopping around Viaduct Harbour.
Cruise the coast
Enjoy views from the water.
Take a hike
Explore the city's natural attractions.
A must for first timers in Auckland.
If you only have time for one day trip from Auckland, make it a visit to Middle Earth. Just two hours from Auckland, the Hobbiton™ Movie Set takes you behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, and day trips are often combined with other North Island attractions such as Rotorua or the Waitomo Caves.