Auckland, New Zealand boasts being the third most livable city in the world. Auckland has good reason to claim it. Thanks to the cuisine, music, art and culture of Auckland it is one of the most amazing places to live or visit. Auckland has water activities, breathtaking islands, hiking and lots to keep the family preoccupied and entertained. Walking through Auckland will motivate your senses, imagination and will inspire you not to leave.
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari is a must see; they offer the ability to get up and close and personal with amazing sea animals by going on a sea cruise. The cruise is approximately four and a half hours long and is jam packed with sea life to check out up close. They are open every day and are known for being New Zealand’s only research-based marine mammal experience. If getting close to sea mammals is not your thing there is so much more to do in Auckland. You have the chance to go kayaking, race yachts, or take a ferry to Devonport for a pleasant lunch and some shopping.
The islands of Hauraki Gulf is a breathtaking experience you won’t want to miss. You can hike to a black lava volcanic island located in the center of Hauraki Gulf, enjoy wine tasting, visit a wildlife sanctuary or hang out some natural hot springs and let life roll off your shoulders.
One of the most interesting family spots in Auckland is the Sky Tower. The Sky Tower travel 328 meters up lifts that are glass fronted where you get to scan the city and see miles out. For the little ones who love penguins and sharks you will want to take them to Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World. If you enjoy farm animals, you might want to check out Sheep World.
Auckland is a diverse city with so much to keep the family preoccupied but if you’d like to escape the city and immerse yourself in natural life you could take a day hike. Mount Eden, Mount Hobson and Mount St John are inactive volcanic cones that give you the opportunity to view the city from a different perspective. Pack a small lunch and take a walk right on up. Discover the stunningly scenic Waitakere Ranges to west and the Hunua Ranges which is south of Auckland.
There is so much to see and do you won’t know where to start. Whether you have fun with whales and dolphins, visit the volcanoes, see the city from the Sky Tower or immerse yourself in waterfalls and beautiful hikes, you will not be disappointed by Auckland, New Zealand. Shoot your message here