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Discover Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau

A vibrant city with an irresistible blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication.

Nestled between two stunning harbours, Auckland boasts breathtaking landscapes that range from lush rainforests to rugged coastlines. The city’s diverse population infuses its streets with a rich tapestry of cultures, reflected in its vibrant arts scene, world-class dining options, and lively markets.

Adventure seekers will find no shortage of activities, whether it’s sailing around the iconic Hauraki Gulf, hiking the volcanic cones scattered throughout the region, or exploring the nearby islands. With its mild climate and plethora of attractions, Auckland offers something for everyone.

Day Trips in and around Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau

This scenic seaside city is bursting with easy day trips, all within an hour of the city centre. To help you make the most of your visit see below some of the best Auckland adventures, with something to suit every taste and budget.

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is a heavenly sanctuary of relaxation in the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to vineyards and boutique accommodation, glorious sandy beaches and crystal blue waters – it’s the very epitome of laid-back luxury.

Goat Island Marine Reserve

Just 80km north of central Auckland, Goat Island Marine Reserve is a world-class ocean experience, featuring 518ha of marine sanctuary where the waters teem with life.


If quaint little villages are your cup of tea, you simply have to head to Devonport, a seaside settlement on Auckland’s North Shore where art galleries and second-hand bookshops rub shoulders with boutiques and eateries.

Rangitoto Island

Challenge yourself with Auckland Sea Kayaks’ Sunset Tour to Rangitoto Island. Setting off from St Heliers Bay, this breathtaking kayak adventure takes small groups across Waitematā Harbour to experience Auckland’s youngest and largest volcanic cone.