Auckland has a wide range of attractions, which include, but are not limited to, the tallest free-standing building in the Southern Hemisphere, fine museums and art galleries, volcanos, parks and more!
The Sky Tower is the tallest free-standing building in the southern hemisphere, measuring 328 m (1,076 ft) tall. Due to its height and unique design, it has become an iconic landmark. The Sky Tower has several upper levels that are open to the public that contain an observation deck, a sky lounge, restaurants, and more. New Zealand’s only revolving restaurant is located 190m (620ft) off the ground and turns 360 degrees every hour.
Rangitoto is Auckland’s most iconic island, with its distinctive symmetrical cone and superb location just off the coast. Only a short, scenic ferry ride across the harbour from downtown Auckland, the island is a favourite destination for hikers and day-trippers. Emerging unexpectedly from the sea some 600 years ago, it is the youngest and largest volcano in the Auckland volcanic field.
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Mt Eden, a dormant volcanic cone that rises 196 m (643 ft) above sea level, is the highest natural point in Auckland. It offers a spectacular 360-degree city panorama view. It is also known by the Māori name Maungawhau, meaning “Mountain of the Whau Tree”. It makes for a great hiking and picture-taking spot and is visited by many tourists throughout the year.
Auckland Museum is said to be one of the finest museums in the southern hemisphere. Here you can find a unique collection of Māori and Pacific treasures. It is the only place in Auckland where visitors can see a Māori cultural experience daily.
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary for endangered native birds and reptiles. The island can be reached via ferry from Auckland downtown in 75 minutes. Visitors may explore the tracks and beaches on their own after a brief introduction from a local ranger. The sanctuary also sanctuary offers guided walks
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