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Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo

The beautifully landscaped and renovated zoo has a particularly prime primate exhibit. New additions arrive regularly, so check the website for current events and new arrivals.
Do & See

Butterfly Creek

This tropical butterfly bastion shows off a variety of 800 free-flying tropical butterflies on luscious grounds with waterfalls, ponds, flourishing foliage, turtles, fish & exotic birds. Ride the miniature Red Admiral Express train through the grounds and stop at the Buttermilk Farm petting zoo.
Rangitito Island

Rangitito Island

A dormant volcanic island - only a 45 minute ferry ride from Auckland - makes up part of the gorgeous scenery of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Hike to the summit of the volcano or stroll through the lush landscape of the lower fields. Accessible only by ferry (Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruises). Be sure to check ferry time tables in time for your depart.
Do & See

Harbour Cruise

Cruising Auckland’s harbour is a spectacular way to see the city and its surroundings from a different perspective. Several different companies offer day, afternoon, dinner & overnight cruises for a variety of prices: Island Escape Cruises +64 9 358 1717 www.islandescape.co.nz Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruises and Ferry Services Auckland Ferry Building +64 9 367 9111 www.fullers.co.nz 360 Discovery +64 9 307 8005 www.360discovery.co.nz
Auckland Museum/Auckland Domain

Auckland Museum/Auckland Domain

This museum is located on the stunning Auckland Domain which provides a fabulous picnic setting. The Auckland Museum has a wonderful display of Maori artifacts and culture. The Manaia show consists of a welcome dance, poi dance, stick game, weaponry display and a haka. This is followed by an introduction to the Maori court which houses the country’s finest collection of Maori Taonga (treasures). Maori cultural performances occur daily and lasts for 20 minutes, followed by a guided tour of the Maori and Pacific Galleries.
Do & See

Kelly Tarlton’s Underworld & Antarctic Encounter

A unique aquarium housed in old storm water holding tanks. An acrylic tunnel runs through the venue above a moving footpath to re-create the feeling of scuba diving around the New Zealand coast.
New Zealand National Maritime Museum

New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Dedicated to one of New Zealand’s national obsession, this museum explores 1,000 years of seafaring history. New Zealand National Maritime Museum is a suitable attraction for both young and old.
Do & See

The Skytower

Breathtaking panoramic views of the city from atop this 328 meter tower. After the opening ceremony on December 8, 2007, the "Skywalk 360" became Auckland's most popular attraction. SkyWalk will really have you on your toes as you walk around the perimeter of the Sky Tower, 192 metres in the air. As you walk around the 1.2 metre pergola, you’ll get 360 degree views of Auckland, including interesting and humorous commentary from your guide.
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