Auckland is in the North Island part of New Zealand and is the largest urban area in the country. You might recognize it’s beautiful skyline with the magnificent Sky tower rising proudly over the city. The Sky Tower is actually New Zealand’s highest building and if you dare, you can go on a sky walk on the on the edge outside the top of the building, or even bungy jump from the top. Do you dare? If you are not an adrenaline junkie, don’t worry, you will still find a lot of fun things to do in Auckland, where you don’t have to put your life at stake.
When on vacation there is a lot of great things to do in Auckland for both adults and kids.
If you love artwork, come to the Auckland Art Gallery with a collection of more than 15,000 different works of art, including modern, contemporary, historic paintings and sculptures from 1376 to now.
Holiday goers who love animals should go to the Aukland Zoo, a 40 acre park with 750 animals of 20 species, as well as a zoological garden.
History lovers can’t miss the Auckland War Memorial Museum with displays of the country’s natural and military history. Plus, the building is famous for its neoclassical style and location of sitting on top of a dormant volcano!
Shoppers will want to head to Queen Street, Ponsoby Rd, Karangahape Rd, Newmarket, or Parnell. If you prefer flea markets, go to Otara or Avondale. Shopping malls include Sylvia Park and Westfield Albany.
Auckland features a temperate climate, which means it’s warm and humid in the summertime and mild and damp in the wintertime. Temperatures average 23.7 °C (74.7 °F) in February and 14.5 °C (58.1 °F) in July.
Come in April for the Very Vintage Day Out (VVDO), which offers entertainment, shopping, and all things vintage for every one of all ages to love.
Come in October or November for the Auckland Marathon and Half Marathon. The most exciting part is when the runners cross the Auckland Harbor Bridge, as they must climb 33 meters to get to the top.
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