Planning Your Time

Auckland is big, so plan ahead. Allow yourself three days to navigate the city.

Day 1: Go outdoors out west. The Waitakere Ranges' native forests provide easy walks. Bring walking shoes, a day pack, water, a raincoat, and a sweater. Stop at a West Coast beach, too.

Day 2: Go shopping in Newmarket or Ponsonby in the morning before ferrying to Waiheke Island to tour wineries and have dinner.

Day 3: Take in some adventure or culture. Sky Tower has high-flying city views. See Māori artifacts at Auckland War Memorial Museum, the latest exhibitions at the Auckland City Gallery, or get out of town for a game of golf.

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