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Auckland Domain

Every city needs a large central park, and Auckland Domain provides 185 acres where you can escape the bustle of the city. Set on the slopes of an extinct volcano and protected since the 1840’s, Auckland Domain is not only the largest, but also the oldest park in Auckland.

Located just east of the city center, Auckland Domain has a network of walking trails which weave their way through the forest. Unlike the pace of nearby downtown, peaceful moments abound in the park such as watching ducks land on the pond or relaxing on a bench in the shade. In the spring, cherry groves pepper the forest with a pink and vibrant hue, and during most times of the year you can find teams playing rugby on any of the large open fields.

For all of the open space, however, the largest draw of Auckland Domain is the building atop the hill. Constructed in 1929, the Auckland War Memorial and Museum is a three-story, neo-classical building with displays on everything from the nation’s war history to exhibits on Maori culture. While the museum itself is free of charge (though donations are often suggested), there is an extra fee to watch a performance such as a traditional Maori haka.

While visitors scour inside of the museum and pore over cultural artifacts, you’ll find people outside of the museum enjoying the expansive lawn. Or, further down the hill, wander the greenhouses of the famous Wintergardens for a sea of flowers and color.

Much of the park’s attraction, however, is simply enjoying the open space, and whether it’s eating a picnic while gazing at the skyline or going out for a jog, Auckland Domain is where city residents come to escape to nature.

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Auckland City Highlights Tour with Harbour Cruise and Sky Tower Admission, Auckland, null
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Auckland City Highlights Tour with Harbour Cruise and Sky Tower Admission

The history and inspiring sites of Auckland come together to make this a thoroughly fulfilling tour, including a splendid overview of New Zealand's largest and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.31
Full-Day Best of Auckland City Tour, Auckland, City Tours
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Full-Day Best of Auckland City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy this small-group tour led by a local guide. You will see beautiful examples of early colonial homes, and driving along Tamaki Drive, see the contrast ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $213.63
Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert, Auckland, Full-day Tours
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Auckland Insider Tour: Food Tour with Local Expert

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Taste the best of Auckland on a food tour with an expert guide who dishes on the city's freshest produce, wine, and seafood, among other tasty treats, during a ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $137.47
Auckland City Highlights Tour, Auckland, Food Tours
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Auckland City Highlights Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 304 Reviews

See the best of Auckland on a half-day sightseeing coach tour that showcases the city’s highlights, from heritage -listed buildings to the stunning Viaduct ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.58
Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour, Auckland, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Auckland City and West Coast Full Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Experience the very best of beautiful Auckland on a small-group tour with a maximum of 15 guests in a Mercedes luxury vehicle. Be amazed by Auckland’s many ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.21
Auckland Discovery City Tour, Auckland, Full-day Tours
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Auckland Discovery City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 204 Reviews

Take in all the highlights of Auckland on a half-day city tour. See the yachts bobbing in the harbor, heritage listed buildings and parkland that offer ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 - 6 hours

From USD $49.79
Auckland City Tour and Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Auckland City Tour and Kumeu Wine Country

Experience the best of Auckland and vicinity with a morning city tour combined with an afternoon wine tasting in the nearby Kumeu wine country. Take a look at ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $226.64

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