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Top Things To Do in Auckland



1. Visit Mount Eden

Mount Eden also known as Maungawhau (mountain of the Whau tree) is the most prominent volcano cone in the area and no visit to Auckland is complete without climbing it. This is because you can enjoy breath-taking 360 degrees across Auckland. The views also allow you to see the remains of an ancient Maori settlement.



2. Visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum

A visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum is recommended so that you can learn about the history and culture of New Zealand and the South Pacific. The museum also contains the world’s largest collection of Maori artefacts.



3. Take a Harbour Cruise

Going to Auckland and not taking a trip around the harbour is akin to going to Amsterdam and not going on the canals. They are many different companies offering daily harbour cruises to enjoy the sparkling waters and these cruises can range from cruising around the harbour to going further afield and visiting one of the nearby islands.



4. Go to the Zoo

Auckland is home to the biggest zoo in New Zealand and as such this zoo is home to the biggest collection of both native and exotic animals. The zoo is set in an impressive seventeen hectares of parkland and means that a full day of adventure and fun can be had.



5. Shop at Dress-Smart

For all shopaholics a visit to Dress-Smart, the largest factory outlet mail in Australasia is a must. With all the popular brands available, you are spolit for choice… just don’t buy too much as you won’t be able to fit all the items into your rucksack!