Auckland

You can get around city center and the suburbs close to the harbor like Ponsonby, Devonport, and Parnell, on foot, by bus, and by ferry. Elsewhere, Auckland is not as easy to explore. The neighborhoods and suburbs sprawl from the Waitemata and Manukau harbors to rural areas, and complicated roads, frequent construction, and heavy traffic can make road travel a challenge. Still it's best to have a car for getting between neighborhoods and some city center sights. What might look like an easy walking distance on a map can turn out to be a 20- to 30-minute hilly trek, and stringing a few of those together can get frustrating.

If you're nervous about driving on the left, especially when you first arrive, purchase a one-day Link Bus Pass that covers the inner-city neighborhoods and central business district (CBD) or, for a circuit of the main sights, a Discovery Pass. Take a bus to get acquainted with the city layout. Getting around Auckland by bus is easy and inexpensive. The region's bus services are coordinated through the Auckland Transport. You can buy electronic Hop cards which can be used on buses, trains and ferries and its website can provide door-to-door information, including bus route numbers, to most places in the greater Auckland area. Timetables are available at most information centers.

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  • 1. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

    City Center | Museum/Gallery

    The modernist addition to the Auckland Art Gallery has breathed life and light into a structure built in the 1880s. The soaring glass, wood...Read More

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  • 2. Auckland War Memorial Museum

    Parnell | Museum/Gallery

    The Māori artifact collection here is one of the largest in the world, housed in a Greek Revival building in one of the city's finest parks...Read More

  • 3. Kelly Tarlton's Sealife Aquarium

    Zoo/Aquarium

    This harborside marine park—the creation of New Zealand's most celebrated undersea explorer and treasure hunter—offers a fish's-eye view of...Read More

  • 4. Albert Park

    City Center | City Park

    These 15 acres of formal gardens, fountains, and statue- and sculpture-studded lawns are a favorite for Aucklanders, who pour out of nearby...Read More

  • 5. Auckland Domain

    Parnell | City Park

    Saturday cricketers, Sunday picnickers, and morning runners are some of the Aucklanders who enjoy this rolling, 340-acre park—not to mention...Read More

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  • 6. Ferry Building

    City Center | Marina/Pier

    This magnificent 1912 Edwardian building continues to stand out on Auckland's waterfront. It's still used for its original purpose, launching...Read More

  • 7. One Tree Hill

    Parnell | Ruins

    The largest of Auckland's extinct volcanoes and one of the best lookout points, One Tree Hill, or Maungakiekie, was the site of three Māori...Read More

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  • 8. Parnell Village

    Parnell | Town/Village

    The lovely Victorian timber villas along the upper slope of Parnell Road have been transformed into antique shops, designer boutiques, cafés...Read More

  • 9. Sky Tower

    City Center | Observatory

    This 1,082-foot beacon is the first place many Aucklanders take visiting friends to give them a view of the city. Up at the main observation...Read More

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