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6 Most Amazing Natural Attractions to Visit in Auckland for a Peaceful Vacation – A peaceful paradise

Auckland, New Zealand is a destination with an abundance of natural beauty. Planning to immerse yourself in Auckland's natural wonders? Then checking these six top spots is an absolute must!


Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is a paradise that wants nothing. Renowned for its stunning beaches, forested plains, vineyards, and picturesque walking trails. There aren't many places in the world, where you can be swimming in crystal-clear waters all morning and round off the day with a tour at a world-class vineyard. Plus there is a 45-minute ferry ride from Auckland to factor in. Many an Auckland city hotel including the likes of Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences will arrange for a tour upon the guest's request,


Great Barrier Island

The Great Barrier Island is a great example of untapped beauty at its finest, and the best part of it is that it's only a brief ferry away from the mainland. A true slice of paradise, Great Barrier Island is delightfully off-grid and makes for a great getaway from the incessant hustle and bustle of daily life. The free-range lifestyle plays a huge part in the appeal of this must-visit destination. Do note that the use of technology here is actively discouraged.


Auckland Domain

A remarkable inner-city park, Auckland Domain offers plenty of cultural attractions and picturesque landscapes to take in including the Auckland Museum. There are also a number of other natural attractions to take in within its limit including the blooming cherry trees especially if you are visiting in Spring.


Auckland Botanic Gardens

Paying a visit to an Auckland Botanic Gardens is a great opportunity to discover the wide variety of plants and flowers indigenous to New Zealand. The gardens sprawl over 158 acres and are located in Manurewa to the South of Auckland. The gardens are home to more than 10,000 plants spread across neatly themed sections. Here you can wander through palm gardens, stroll through a shady native forest, and admire the vibrant flowers of the African Plants Garden. A visit is great for those keen on enjoying a tranquil retreat from the city.


Wenderholm Regional Park

Offering a blend of forested plains and picturesque beaches, Wenderholm Regional Park makes for a captivating visit. Just 45 -minutes from central Auckland, a day trip here is ideal if you are in the mood for a relaxing day at the beach with an explorative nature walk.



Devonport is just a brief drive from the Auckland Harbor Bridge, or a 10-minute ferry from downtown if you opt to head out from there. Devonport features rolling green hills leading down to the sea, where you will find the local kids diving off the pier. With a tight-knit local community, Devonport excludes the vibe of a secluded island, which in reality, is just a hop, skip and jump from the city. During your time here do not miss out on visiting the quaint restaurants, bars, and cafes, Devonport has to offer.