Auckland: Popular Attractions

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The Edge®

As well as being Auckland’s leading conventions venue, The Edge® is also Auckland’s premier centre for arts and entertainment. Ballet, opera, classical music, contemporary dance and contemporary music all take place at The Edge® venues – the Aotea Centre, The Civic, Auckland Town Hall and Aotea Square.

Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

Kelly Tarlton’s offers a fascinating discovery of underwater life, journeying beneath the sea to come face to face with sharks, stingrays, moray eels and more.

The Antarctic Centre awaits with a snow cat ride through a landscape of snow, ice and subzero temperatures to see real King and Gentoo penguins.

New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Located on the waterfront, the New Zealand National Maritime Museum tells the story of 1000 years of New Zealand’s seafaring history. The museum features include an America’s Cup display, restored sailing boats and displays giving a fascinating account of New Zealand’s maritime heritage.

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Located in the middle of Auckland Domain, with sweeping views over the harbour and Hauraki Gulf, the museum is a fantastic place for a visit.

Enjoy a glimpse into New Zealand history and the opportunity to see New Zealand’s largest collection of Polynesian artefacts. Two new Pacific galleries, Masterpieces and Lifeways, house the museum’s world famous collection.

A Maori cultural performance is held three times daily introducing the legends, songs and dances of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people.


Auckland has more than 40 golf courses all within one hour’s drive of the city. Golf packages can be arranged which include hotel transfer, green fees, golf equipment, and coaching from a golf professional.

Auckland Bridge Climb

A guided two and a half hour adventure packed with amazing discoveries! The Auckland Bridge Climb is hosted by professional climb leaders and takes adrenalin lovers along specially-designed walkways, to experience thrilling heights, unique engineering features and great views.

Sky City Auckland

Sky City is New Zealand’s largest casino and entertainment complex situated in the heart of Auckland city. It is also home to Sky Jump, a 192m (630ft) base jump by wire from Auckland’s Sky Tower, while Vertigo is a climb inside the Sky Tower mast to the open air crow’s nest 300m above sea level.

Auckland City Sights

Sightseeing tours around the city offer a great overview of Auckland’s highlights with informative commentaries on history and points of interest.