An Adventurous 3 Day Auckland Itinerary Story

By Alli Sewell

Introduction

An Adventurous 3 Day Auckland Itinerary Story

Auckland, located on New Zealand’s North Island, is one of the country’s largest and most well-known cities. Visitors to Auckland... Read more

Day 1

A Fun and Cultural Day in Central Auckland

You'll spend your first day in Auckland exploring its downtown area, known locally as the central business district (CBD), and... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki

Visiting Auckland Art Gallery is a highly recommended thing to do in Auckland. Located in Albert Park in the central... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira (or just Auckland Museum) is an important museum and war memorial in... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

Queen Street

Queen Street is Auckland's main commercial center. The area is home to lots of well-known stores and local shops. It... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

The Grove Restaurant

The Grove is a local favorite and offers refined New Zealand cuisine with a French twist. This award-winning restaurant is... Read more

Day 2

Island Hopping and Adrenaline Rushes

Your second day in Auckland will be a busy one! If you're an adrenaline junky, start the day with a... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is a landmark and major motorway in the city. It’s well known by adventurous tourists as... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 2

Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto is Auckland's youngest and largest volcano. Visiting this volcanic island is a must if you have 72 hours in... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is New Zealand's second-largest island after the Great Barrier Island. The island has many beautiful beaches, olive groves,... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

Viaduct Harbour

Viaduct Harbour (also known as Viaduct Basin) is a modern harbor-side complex on the edge of the central business district.... Read more

Day 3

Sharks, Parks, and Amazing Views

Your last day in Auckland will feature a range of activities. Start the day by going up the iconic Sky... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

The Sky Tower

The Sky Tower has been an iconic landmark in Auckland for over 20 years. It's also New Zealand's largest human-made... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill is a well-loved local park and a great place to relax away from the hustle of the... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 3

Cornwall Park

Cornwall Park prides itself on being an oasis within the city, and it’s easy to see why. With lush greenery... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 4

Mount Eden

A hike up Mount Eden is a short but scenic one. The scoria cone (Mount Eden proper) is called Maungawhau,... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 5

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton Aquarium

Visiting the Sea Life Kelly Tarlton Aquarium is a fun thing to do in Auckland for kids and adults. It’s... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 6

Mission Bay

The Promenade at Mission Bay is just a short walk from the Sea Life Aquarium, or a short drive or... Read more

Conclusion

In Summary

Auckland is the perfect place for a weekend or 3-day trip. You can enjoy the usual city activities, like shopping,... Read more