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AUCKLAND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Auckland Sightseeing & AttractionsAuckland Tourist Attractions - We have chosen the top ten attractions in the Auckland, New Zealand area below. There are plenty more to see and we urge you to make every effort to do so. The City of Auckland is fantastic. First you must visit the Sky Tower. It is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere and there are tours for the building and a lot to do. We are sure you will enjoy it. The next must see is the Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World where you can watch how the undersea life lives through an underwater glassed in tunnel.

The Auckland Zoo is a fantastic Auckland tourist attractions, even if the kids aren’t along with you on the trip you will enjoy this day spent with the friendly animals. Then, if you can take the expedition to the top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge please do so and take a lot of pictures. Don’t if you are afraid of heights. It is pretty high up there. You will also want to see Piha Beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, but watch for riptides they can be deadly.

The Waitakere Ranges, Mt. Victoria and the Tawharanui Regional Park are two very awesome places for outdoor wonderful scenery. You could spend hours just exploring these areas so wear comfortable shoes if you plan to. With all there is to do in the area we know you will be very pleased with every sight seeing opportunity. Here’s our top ten, now you decide.

Sky Tower
PO Box 90643
Auckland, New Zealand
(0800 759 2489)
The Sky Tower is the highest building in the Southern Hemisphere. At the top is a revolving restaurant and there are shops, bars, clubs and theatres. It is its own complex. There is so much to do and see and this is a must see for all visitors to the Auckland area.

Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
+64 9 528 0603
Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World you will watch the underwater world and how it lives through glass enclosed underwater tunnels. It is a fabulous day for everyone. Spend a couple hours in this most fascinating place. There is also a discovery room for more fun to see and do. It is quite and enjoyable experience.

Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoological Park
Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Information Line: 64 9 360 3819
The Auckland Zoo has an Aviary, A Hippo Zoo, A Rainforest and a whole lot more. This is an adventure in wildlife. You will spend an entire day with the animals and love every minute of it. The zoo has a lot of events including a New Years Eve party which is fun for the whole family.

Aotea Centre
+64 (0)9 307 5060
For a multi-level theatre experience it is at the Aotea Centre. It was commissioned by the Auckland City Council, so that the Auckland area would have an international class entertainment venue for the people and visitors of the area. There is plenty to enjoy at this state of the art entertainment complex.

Auckland Harbour Bridge
Spanning Waitemata Harbour
Since November, 2001 People are now allowed to climb to the top of the bridge in organized expeditions. This is the Auckland Harbour Bridge and you will definitely want to take the expedition to the top. To bridge is 3,350 feet and well worth a look and have your camera handy.

Piha Beach
+64 (0)9 303 1530
This is a beach you will want to see though keep clear of the water when there are deadly rip currents. There is black sand and rough surf. You can also walk along paths to other secluded beaches and there is camping and changing rooms. This beautiful beach known for its Lion Rock Vistas.

Mt. Victoria
+64 (0)9 446 0677
A beautiful area with tended trees and gardens this is Mt. Victoria one of the many volcanic cones in the Auckland area. There is an excellent view of the city and the harbour and the afternoon can pass blissfully away in this scenic area. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

Tawharanui Regional Park
+64 (0)9 303 1530
Tawharanui Regional Park has snorkelling and camping also. There are secluded beaches and fishing. It is located off the Tokatu Peninsula just north of Kawau Island and east of Warkworth. It is a beautiful park offering hours of fun and relaxation. The beautiful scenery of the area is great for picture taking.

Waitakere Ranges
+64 (0)9 303 1530
+64 (0)9 303 1530
Over 20 million years ago there were volcanic eruptions that caused in their wake The Waitakere Ranges. Now you can walk along them and through them. The Cascade Kauri Track can be walked across for spectacular views of the area. A lot of recreational activities go on at the Ranges.

Karangahake Gorge
+64 (0)7 868 7284
Karangahake Gorge used to be a gold mining town 100 years before. The New Zealand walkway goes through a tunnel and along a walkway offering very beautiful view of the area. It is surrounded by mountains and there are mining camps ruins. There are tours that are offered of the area.