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There’s an almost-endless list of fantastic things to do in Auckland – putting together your itinerary is all about mixing and matching to suit your interests. This diverse, modern city loves showing visitors things they’ve never seen before, but it will also educate you in the myriad ways New Zealand’s unique Maori culture is a part of daily life.
Working out where to eat in Auckland is actually one of the city’s simplest pleasures. New Zealand cuisine shares much in common with that of Great Britain, even among the Maori population, so you’ll have no trouble finding a good hearty meal that’s familiar to you. Even your favourite dishes have a way of tasting better when you’re dining on holiday!
Shopping in Auckland is all about knowing where to go. From upmarket shopping precincts like Vulcan Lane in the city centre to specialty laneway stores like The Elephant House in the inner-city suburb of Parnell, there are hundreds of local stores just waiting for bargain hunters to seek out the perfect souvenir.
Among the many activities in Auckland, sightseeing should be at the top of your list. This city and its surrounds are full of wonderful things to see and do. From historic sites to natural wonders to its lovely arts and multicultural quarters, filling your days with exciting Auckland attractions will be a breeze.
Part of a country filled with incredible natural wonder, Auckland parks and squares are not to be missed if you’re keen to make the most of New Zealand’s great outdoors. From the spectacular gardens of Auckland Domain to the beachside camping of Omana Regional Park, there’s plenty to explore if you’re looking for an outdoorsy getaway.
As a city with no shortage of unique local history and a melting pot of different cultures, views and attitudes, the Auckland arts and culture scene is vibrant and wide-ranging indeed. From art galleries showcasing Maori creatives to museums celebrating New Zealand’s proud maritime history, you’ll quickly discover plenty of mind-expanding cultural adventures to take part in.