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6 Must-Visit Attractions in Auckland, New Zealand – Captivating Sightseeing Experiences

If you visit the engrossing city of Auckland, you will find several must-visit attractions such as Mount Eden, Waitemata Harbour, Sky Tower, Auckland War Memorial Museum and so on.


Mount Eden

The well-known Mt. Eden, or "Maungawhau" in the Maori language happens to be the highest naturally occurring point in Auckland. It is a dormant volcanic feature that reaches a height of 196 m. At Mount Eden, you will have the opportunity to view a spectacular bowl-like 50 m deep crater which is truly amazing. Once you reach the summit of this stunning mountain, you will also be able to experience panoramic views over the city. Here, you will additionally be able to enjoy a glimpse into the remnants of a past Maori community.


Waitemata Harbour

The expansive Waitemata Harbour bisects the city of Auckland and is amongst the most noteworthy natural feature of the city. In fact, it was due to this convenient waterway that the city developed into a prominent metropolis. You will find that the environs of Waitemata Harbour are an appealing locality to explore, featuring an array of dining, shopping and entertainment attractions. You will also have the opportunity to experience Quay Street, another interesting area for sightseeing.


Sky Tower

The remarkable Sky Tower is regarded as being Auckland's foremost landmark and with its height of 328 m, is the tallest building in New Zealand. You will be able to reach the tower's observation deck by riding a glass elevator; from this vantage point, you will be able to experience stunning views and perhaps take some fantastic photographs. You will also have the opportunity to walk along the platform known as Sky Walk and even take a base jump from there! A choice of accommodation to consider from which you could easily walk to the Sky Tower and enjoy other things to do in Auckland City would be the conveniently located Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences.


Auckland War Memorial Museum

Culture and history lovers will be captivated by the interesting Auckland War Memorial Museum. The massive Neoclassical style building that houses this museum was originally constructed in 1929 as a memorial honouring the soldiers from New Zealand who went into battle during World War I. However, today, this building displays a striking selection of artefacts that depict the history of the nation of New Zealand extending from the initial Polynesian settlements to contemporary times.


Auckland Art Gallery

The remarkable Auckland Art Gallery may be regarded as one of the city's foremost cultural attractions. This gallery which is housed within an eye-catching structure with French Renaissance-style design contains the most wide-ranging collection of art in the nation. Over 15,000 works of art are displayed here, with the permanent galleries featuring an outstanding collection of artworks. Be sure to experience the principal New Zealand collection and the other noteworthy sections of the gallery.


Waiheke Island

Nature lovers will be enthralled by the appealing Waiheke Island which is located in the Hauraki Gulf. As many as 8,000 persons live on this island permanently and you will find interesting art galleries as well as attractive cafes in the local villages. You will also encounter an abundance of picturesque beaches on the coast. Hikers and walkers will be in their element as they will find several trails winding alongside the shoreline as well as through the interior of the island.