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Jan 21st, 2013, 02:57 PM
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Need help planning 3 days in Auckland

Greetings,
My husband & I and his two brothers are visiting Auckland for the first time in April. We are staying in one of the city apartments.
I understand that we don't have much time to see places but I'd like to ask for suggestions for things to do .
We are in our 40's , loves great food , museums, nature.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
CM
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Jan 21st, 2013, 04:15 PM
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Hi, ccmoral.

The Auckland Museum is an interesting place. Our nearly 3 year-old grandson just loves it, especally the dinosaurs and the nature section.

I know there are some great walks but haven't got them at my fingertips!

Another activity might be to go to Tiritiri Matangi, which is a sanctuary island. There is a lot of walking but fantastic to see the endangered native birds, trees, etc.
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Jan 21st, 2013, 10:27 PM
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The Fodor's online guide is quite a good place to start your research:

http://www.fodors.com/world/australi...land/auckland/
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:12 PM
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We didn't have much time in Auckland, but we did a self-guided walking tour around Devonport and spent a couple of hours at the Auckland Museum. Their Pacific Islands section is really interesting.

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Jan 23rd, 2013, 06:31 AM
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I agree to that. You must not forget to visit the Auckland museum. You will be fascinated with what you will find out from there.
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Jan 23rd, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Thanks everyone for some suggestions"
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Jan 26th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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Auckland is about 45 minutes away from some of the most amazing beaches I've ever seen, Piha and Karekare. There's a short hike to a beautiful waterfall right past the Karekare Beach parking lot.
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