The most populous and the largest urban area in New Zealand, Auckland metropolitan area is situated in North Island of New Zealand. The largest Polynesian population of any city in the world is in Auckland. In Maori, Auckland is called Tamaki Makaurau.
Offering amazing views, the Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand at 328 metres. Do view the streets below while walking on a glass floor on one of the glass platforms. Go for the sky jump and jump off the tower falling from 192 m. Also, try the sky walk outside the tower at 192 m above ground. Feeling hungry? There is the Sky Lounge and the Orbit.
The brainchild of New Zealand marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton, the aquarium is set on the waterfront of Auckland City on Okahu Bay. Kelly Tarlton’s houses thousands of marine animals including sharks, penguins, turtles and much more.
A heritage building, the Auckland Museum houses Maori and Pacific Island Collection. It is one of the important museums in the Southern Hemisphere. Check out the Scars on the Heart which is the Museum’s war memorial exhibition, and He Taonga Maon which is the Museum’s Maori treasures gallery.
Australasia’s only Haunted Attraction Scream Park, Spookers includes the Haunted House, Disturbia, Freaky Forest of Fear, and the seasonal EvilCorn and Amazing Maze ‘n Maize. Come feel the fear and terror! A former psychiatric hospital, Kingseat Hospital has been used as a site for Spookers since 2005.
Only 20 minutes north of Auckland is Snowplanet. Experience different snow sports at New Zealand’s only all-year indoor snow resort. Ski, snowboard, tube, toboggan and dine at Snowplanet. It is the place for those who love snow sports.
Victoria Park Market
At a stone’s throw from the central city, Victoria Park Market has 85 shops, cafés and restaurants. The 100-year-old Victorian industrial building was transformed into a market in 1984. Available here are a wide range of New Zealand’s arts and crafts, souvenirs, sportswear and accessories.