A region of incredibly diverse landscapes, Auckland has thousands of walking tracks for people who love discovering a place’s natural beauty on foot, from multi-day hikes to short walks.
Explore a world of contrasts. Rocky coastlines and sheltered bays. Lush native forest and wide open countryside. Pounding surf and trickling streams. Remote wildlife sanctuaries and bustling city streets.
Auckland’s 48 volcanic cones provide not only a unique landscape, but also some truly spectacular views.
You can spot the Auckland volcanoes dotted across the region – just look for the tell-tale green pastures – and many of them are also home to lush parkland just perfect for a picnic or a leisurely stroll.
New Zealand is part of the 'Ring of Fire' that stretches around the edge of the Pacific Ocean and where a large proportion of the Earth's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
Enjoy a round of golf, quad bike through the forest, go horse riding along the beach or canyoning down waterfalls. Zoom around on a Harley, leap off the Sky Tower or climb the Harbour Bridge for spectacular views.
From wild black-sand surf beaches to sheltered golden bays, there are thousands of beaches throughout the greater Auckland region. Whether you want to just unwind and soak up the views or enjoy some of the many activities on and off the water, you’re spoiled for choice.
With so many beaches to choose from, everyone has a favourite – these are just a few of the beautiful beaches waiting to be discovered. If you think you've seen them all, even more remote west coast beaches abound for intrepid explorers.
Visit one of Auckland’s many galleries showcasing art, sculpture, traditional carvings and much more. You’ll find an exceptional collection of traditional and contemporary art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki, with more than 15,000 works from New Zealand and international artists.
Go diving or snorkelling in marine reserves or see the huge gannet colony at Muriwai. Enjoy superb birdwatching in beautiful native forest, visit an island wildlife sanctuary or get up close to dolphins and whales.
Enjoy Auckland’s stunning natural playground from the air on a scenic flight. Fly over city landscapes and the sparkling blue waters and emerald islands of the Haruaki Gulf. Sit back, relax and take in the incredible views.?