Things to Do in Auckland
Discover Auckland's Outdoor World

There are endless things to do in Auckland and its vivid outdoor world. The beauty is their closeness to Auckland City.spectacular scenic environment. Living up to its reputation a lot is happening on a small part of land.


Spanning from family fun activities like visiting the Auckland Zoo, Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Encounter and Underwater World, or stargazing in the observatory to culture loaded museums and Auckland art galleries. An extensive Auckland events calendar complements the activities for young and old in the inner city as well as in many suburbs. Exploring guided tours on Auckland activities you find extreme adventures like bungy jumping and sky jump as well as a dolphin discovery tour, sailing cruises, sightseeing flights to close by islands or day tours to natural highlights.

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The unique location of Auckland brings a vivid outdoor life in close reach. The city beaches have a high recreational value where Aucklander and tourists alike go swimming, picnicking, sailing, beach walking, biking, inline skating or enjoy the bay view from one of the many street cafes and restaurants.

Outside Auckland City 26 Regional Parks are scattered, all reachable in 35 to 90 minutes drive. Each one offers special things to do in Auckland. What they have in common is to be there for everyone to enjoy fun outdoor activities. Top on the list of recreational activities are New Zealand Auckland outdoor hiking opportunities and surfing locations at Auckland's west coast. 

Some parks promote mountain biking and camping. All have picnic areas some also with BBQ facilities. Parks fringing the sea have often fabulous walking tours along the coast, beach picnic spots, and many things more. Some are well reached by public transportation. Information is found here: www.maxx.co.nz. Self driving is for many park visitors the choice. Try Ace rental cars for their wide range that suits many needs.

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Auckland's Regional Parks

Ambury Regional Park
Atiu Creek
Auckland Botanic Gardens
Awhitu Regional Park
Duder Regional Park
Hamlins Hill Mutukaroa
Hunua Ranges Regional Park
Long Bay Regional Park
Mahurangi Regional Park
Mt Smart Stadium
Muriwai Regional Park

Omana Regional Park
Pakiri Regional Park

Scandrett Regional Park
Shakespear Regional Park
Tapapakanga Regional Park
Tawharanui Regional Park

Tawhitokino Regional Park
Te Arai
Te Rau Puriri
Waharau Regional Park
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

Wenderholm Regional Park
Whakanewha Regional Park
Whakatiwai Regional Park
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