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ATEED (Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development) works with partners to deliver on multiple objectives, from growing Auckland’s innovation culture and key sectors to attracting foreign direct investment, international events and visitors from around the world.

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Views from a volcano

Take in the views from a volcano

Take in breath-taking panoramas from the top of one of Auckland’s 48 volcanic cones. Hop on the ferry to Rangitoto Island and wander through the pohutukawa forest and lava caves, or catch the 4WD road train to the top. Walk to the summit of Mount Eden (Maungawhau), the highest natural point in Auckland, for spectacular views across the city and Hauraki Gulf. Explore the historic underground tunnels and gun emplacements at North Head in Devonport– this may just be the best view in Auckland.
Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

 

Make a splash

You’re never far from the water in Auckland, with urban beaches just a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Take a refreshing dip at Mission Bay, enjoy a boardwalk stroll at Kohimaramara or soak up the sunshine at the seaside village of St Heliers. For rugged black-sand surf beaches explore the wild west coast – check out favourites like Piha, Muriwai or Karekare. Pack a picnic and day trip north to the golden sands and clear waters of Tāwharanui and Pakiri.
Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

Make a splash

 

Dine out day or night

Dine out day or night

Choose from hundreds of cafés and restaurants in the city’s best dining precincts, serving up everything from casual pub meals to five-star cuisine. Dine overlooking the water at Viaduct Harbour or Wynyard Quarter, or take your pick from the eclectic restaurants in the stylish Britomart and Federal Street precincts. Hip Ponsonby is home to modern cafés, bars and eateries, or grab a casual bite or craft beer at City Works Depot. Join the locals at Auckland’s lively night markets for delicious dishes from around the world.
Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

 

On the wine trail

Head to one of Auckland’s three wine regions, where superb wine and stunning scenery go hand in hand. Visit Waiheke Island, known as ‘the island of wine’ for its 30 wineries and vineyards. There’s a reason Waiheke was named one of the world’s top 10 regions to visit for 2016 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel Guide. North of the city, discover Matakana’s boutique wineries set amid picturesque rolling hills or head to Kumeu in the west, home to Auckland’s oldest established vineyards.
Photo Credit: Chris McLennan 

On the wine trail

 

Be entertained!

Be entertained

With a dynamic arts and culture scene and vibrant nightlife, there’s something for every taste, every night of the week in Auckland. Catch an international concert or world-class performance, experience local theatre or have a laugh at a live comedy show. Park up at a chilled-out pub, soak up live music in a sun-drenched courtyard or get your groove on at a late night hot spot. If you're in the city centre, check out the scene in Ponsonby, Britomart, or K' Road. 
Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

 

Get out on the water

With the sea on the city’s doorstep, there are so many ways to experience Auckland’s sparkling harbours. Help sail an America’s Cup racing yacht, join a whale and dolphin spotting eco-safari or take a spin on a high-speed jet boat ride. Get active and kayak out to a nearby island, or unwind and see the sights with a relaxing dinner or coffee cruise on the Waitemata Harbour.
Photo Credit: Chris McLennan

Get out on the water

 

See the city lights from above

See the city lights from above

Take the glass fronted lift up Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower, the tallest man-made structure in the southern hemisphere. Soak up superb 360˚ views of the city from the public observation platforms, positioned over 220 metres above street level. Linger longer for dinner or drinks as the sun sinks and the city lights start to shine. 
Photo Credit: AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand 

 

Hit the golf course

Auckland’s magnificent natural features make for one of the most diverse golfing landscapes in New Zealand. With a great mix of coastal and inland courses, the offerings in the region are tremendous. From ocean front courses and coastline fairways to country parkland grounds and pristine woodland settings, Auckland is a golfer’s dream. Whether you’re after world-class resort courses or picturesque local gems, there’s a perfect round for players of all abilities.
Photo Credit: Titirangi Golf Club Inc

Hit the golf course

 

Experience Maori culture

Experience unique Māori culture

There are plenty of ways to discover Auckland’s rich Māori culture. Start the day off with a spiritual awakening by taking part in a dawn ceremony with Tamaki Hikoi, practiced by Māori for thousands of years. Set out on the harbour on a traditional Māori sailing waka (canoe), then see the world’s largest collection of Māori taonga (treasures) and a cultural performance at the Auckland Museum.
Photo Credit: Gareth Cooke

 

Take time out

Enjoy total relaxation with an indulgent massage or pampering treatment at one of Auckland’s many day spas. Take a scenic flight on a helicopter or seaplane for lunch at a luxury lodge, or visit one of Auckland’s beautiful sculpture trails for an arty afternoon. Splash out in the buzzing shopping districts of Newmarket, Ponsonby and Britomart, or browse for top international labels in Queen Street, including Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Hugo Boss.
Photo Credit: Todd Eyre

Take time out!