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7 best things to do in Auckland - A look into its natural sceneries, wildlife and history!

Auckland is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. There are many historical institutions, natural sceneries and family-friendly attractions that make this city very popular among travellers. Here is a list of the best things you can do when in Auckland.

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Rangitoto Island

This is a volcanic island that is known for its excellent hiking trails that offer breathtaking panoramic views. There are many trails that you can undertake according to your fitness levels. The most popular one here is the Summit Track that winds its way through the lava fields through the biggest pohutukawa forest in the world right to the summit.

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2) Cornwall Park

New Zealand is well known around the world for its beautiful lush green sceneries and that is exactly what you get at the Cornwall Park. The stunning park which sits right on a volcanic cone offers a mighty experience and view of lush greenery and some historical remains. Do not miss out on the lookout point at the One Tree Hill! This park is also close to Auckland airport hotels the likes of Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport, located only 16 minutes away. This makes it all the more convenient too.

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3) Mount Eden

One of the most popular attractions of Auckland without a doubt is Mount Eden. This is a dormant volcanic mountain that has been covered with the greenest of grass and offers spectacular views of the downtown region of Auckland. The views are absolutely heavenly and sublime. The photographers are going to have the time of their life.

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4) Auckland War Memorial Museum

As mentioned before, Auckland has a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks one must explore. The War Memorial Museum here tells all the historical tales of this region. There are many displays of artefacts and relics that belong to some of the local tribes and communities. The museum beautifully showcases the history of New Zealand brilliantly.

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Devonport

Devonport is known for its breathtaking views, so, bringing your camera here is a must. Apart from this, there is a naval base here that you can explore too. The historic colonial structures and architecture alongside the pristine beaches make Devonport a must-visit place.

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Sky Tower

The skyline of Auckland is dominated by a towering skyscraper called the Sky Tower. Visitors can purchase a ticket to go to the observation deck here and have a 360° aerial view of the city. There are two restaurants and a café where you can have a meal overlooking the beautiful city. One of these restaurants revolves too!

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Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary

If you have a knack for wildlife, birds and are a natural-born outdoor enthusiast, then this is the place that will scream out to you! The wildlife sanctuary is one of the most successful conservation programmes conducted in New Zealand. You can witness kiwis, South Island takahes, tuataras, tuis and so much more! There are top-notch trails for hiking that are well known!!

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