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5 Great Things to Do in Auckland – discover the magic of Auckland

Auckland is a city that will literally blow your mind away. With adrenaline pumping adventures that bring out the unparalleled beauty of this city, you will surely be awed by the wonders before you.

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Wander around Auckland Art Gallery

Wander around Auckland Art Gallery

The art gallery of Auckland is definitely an attraction that must not be missed. With an exterior that is quite artistic in itself, the art gallery in Auckland is art brought to life in its finest form. From the structure to the exhibits, there is something to admire in this part of Auckland. A recreation of the original structure that has been standing since 1888, this Art gallery also happens to be the oldest public art galleries in the country. The gallery houses some fantastic works of great artists from within New Zealand and elsewhere as well.

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Hike the Waitakere Ranges

Hike the Waitakere Ranges

New Zealand as a whole has been famed around the world as one of those holiday destinations that will literally take your breath away. Auckland in this island is certainly no exception. Among the many beautiful sites in this city is the Waitakere Ranges which is perfect for those nature lovers who enjoy hiking and trekking. From the array of striking black sanded beaches to a stunning collection of cascading waterfalls these are some fascinating attractions in these ranges where you can take in the best of New Zealand beauty combined with a fine collection of Auckland's wildlife.

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Explore Wynyard Quarter

Explore Wynyard Quarter

If you are visiting Auckland with the family, this is one part of the city that is ideal for a quiet evening. From stunning views best enjoyed from the quarter's giant wooden recliners, you can enjoy the world move forward before you. While you are at it admire the luxury yachts in the vicinity and watch your kids shoot hoops at the play space. Once you have enjoyed a good dose of relaxation head over to the North wharf and tantalize your taste-buds at one of the many restaurants located here.

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Gasp from the view at the sky tower

Gasp from the view at the sky tower

Nothing beats the view of Auckland from up in the sky and at Auckland's famous sky tower you can experience just that. Take the glass-front lift up the Sky Tower and enjoy unparalleled 360-degree views of breathtaking Auckland. If you are craving for a good dose of adrenaline you can even jump off the sky tower...attached to a wire of course!

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Explore the Civic Theatre

Explore the Civic Theatre

To kick start your Auckland exploration; book yourself in a hotel near Auckland Airport New Zealand so that you waste no time hunting for accommodation in the city. A popular choice for many is the Country Comfort Auckland Airport Gateway Hotel where you can learn everything about the attractions in Auckland in case you are one of those busy bees's who haven't done your homework. The first stop in the agenda of many is the historic Civic Theatre located in the heart of Auckland city. This theatre from the early 20th century brings to life the golden era of cinema and also happens to be one of the seven 'atmospheric theatres' remaining in the world. An architectural spectacle, this cinema flaunts exquisite Moorish adornment and a starlit sky in the ceiling complete with cloud projections. Surrounded by all the twinkling, one would experience an authentic feel of being underneath a clear night sky.