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13 reasons to travel to Auckland - Why you should not miss out on visiting this gorgeous city!

Auckland is the largest and the most populous city in New Zealand. Contrary to popular belief it is not the capital of New Zealand but it is a must-visit location if you love exploring.

1

Waiheke Island

It is a relaxing trip to go to Waiheke Island as you will get to indulge in some traditional wines and divine food while being able to treat yourself to a stunning surrounding.

2

Waitemata Harbour

The Waitemata Harbour is the main harbour in Auckland and there are options which include a sailboat, yacht, launch, ferry or even a catamaran from which you can select to go for a tour of the city.

3

Sky Tower

If you only have a few hours in Auckland then explore the city from the Sky Tower as you will be able to get bird's eye view of the stunning city from the top which is 328 metres in height.

4

Rangitoto Island

This is the youngest and the largest volcano from the 48 volcanoes that are in New Zealand. The trip needs to be planned ahead as you need to take a ferry to get to the tropical island so it is best to make arrangements a few days in advance.

5

Waitakere Ranges

If you love being with nature and love to hike then the Waitakere Ranges hikes, beach trips and the wilderness tours are calling out for you.

6

Auckland Harbour Bridge

You can decide to climb the bridge at different times of the day and your view will be different each time. Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport and most of the top hotels in Auckland can be spotted from the Auckland Harbour bridge apart from the other main buildings such as the museums and theatres.

7

Auckland Zoo

The Auckland zoo is a great place to visit with children as the zoo is educational and you get to see the animals in their natural habitat. From the different habitats that make up the zoo, rainforests and savannahs are two of the prominent ones. Savannah is home to animals from Africa such as cheetah, giraffes, ostriches and zebras.

8

Sea Life Aquarium

You get to explore the marine life in New Zealand through the acrylic tunnels as you take a walk underwater and take a peek from all different angles. The aquarium was built in 1985 from underground sewage tanks.

9

Auckland War Museum

The Auckland War Museum is a must-visit location for those history-buffs and culture enthusiasts. There are many exhibits that belong to the natural, indigenous and military history of not only New Zealand but from the region.

10

Feed lambs at Sheepworld

It is not a joke when they say there are more sheep in New Zealand than humans. Sheep play an important role in contributing to the economy of the country and that is one of the main reasons you should add a visit to the Sheep world to the itinerary.

11

Wander the North Shore

If you are a water baby, a party goer or has a passion for sailing the North Shore of Auckland is where you need to be. The stunning beaches, water sports and the clubs and restaurants after sundown contributes to a great experience.

12

Explore MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology sounds like a serious place to go to while on vacation but it is an interactive science and technology museum which is a great attraction for children and adults alike.

13

Take a walk through Waikumete Cemetry

With more than 250 acres of land, the cemetery is the resting place for 70,000 people which includes almost 300 Commonwealth Soldiers from World War I and World War ii. If you opt for a guided tour you will be told of all the noteworthy individuals that are buried on the grounds and their contributions.