24 Free Things to Do in Auckland Story

By Preeti Mehta


24 Free Things to Do in Auckland Story

Did you know that the largest city in New Zealand - Auckland - is filled with many fun and free... Read more

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Mount Eden

Mount Eden is a must-see when visiting Auckland. Although it is not an indoor activity you can do in Auckland,... Read more

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Auckland Walks & Hikes

Auckland is filled with numerous picturesque walking and hiking trails all around the city, all of which you can access... Read more

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Muriwai Gannet Colony

The Muriwai Gannet Colony is another free activity. Muriwai is home to the largest Gannet breeding site in New Zealand... Read more

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Window Shop at Queens Arcade

Queens Arcade is a historic shopping mall located in the centre of Auckland. It was opened in 1929 and renovated... Read more

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Relax on a Beach

Being an island country, New Zealand has numerous gorgeous beaches and coastal locations at your disposal. If you are in... Read more

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Visit a Library

With over 55 libraries as well as four mobile libraries spread throughout the city from Waiheke to Waiuku to Wellsford,... Read more

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The Auckland Art Gallery is one of the best things to do for free in Auckland. With over 15 thousand... Read more

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Catch a Movie at Silo Park

Throughout the summer, Silo Park offers free movie nights every Friday and Saturday, which can be a fun activity to... Read more

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Visit Cornwall Park

Another great way to spend an afternoon for free is to visit Cornwall Park located in the middle of the... Read more

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Auckland Waterfront - Viaduct Harbour

The Auckland Waterfront is undoubtedly one of the most happening places in the city. There is so much to do... Read more

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Stop & Smell the Roses at Parnell Rose Garden

You must have heard the old expression "take time to stop and smell the roses". This is extremely important, especially... Read more

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Chase Waterfalls at Karekare Falls

New Zealand has many gorgeous treks and hiking trails that reward your efforts with stunning waterfalls at the end. One... Read more

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One Tree Hill - Maungakiekie

One Tree Hill is a renowned volcanic peak in the city of Auckland standing at the height of 182-metres. The... Read more

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Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve

For all of you military buffs, Fort Takapuna is one of the most exciting places you can visit. Colloquially known... Read more

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Spend a Kid’s Day at Potter Children’s Garden - The Auckland Botanic Gardens

The Potter Children’s Garden at the Auckland Botanic Gardens has been designed specifically for children, or those who are kids... Read more

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Feed Your Architectural Bug at Auckland Harbour Bridge

If you are fond of and appreciate architecture, Auckland is an excellent place for you to visit. The first stop... Read more

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Bird Watching at Tawharanui Regional Park

Due to New Zealand’s geographical isolation, it is home to a diverse and exotic bird population. There are several flightless... Read more

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Goat Island Marine Reserve

The whimsical Goat Island is a marine and wildlife sanctuary located a short drive north of Auckland city. Besides being... Read more

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Relaxing at ‘The Domain’

Just like New York City is known for Central Park, Auckland is home to The Domain. It is the oldest... Read more

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Visit Clevedon Village Farmers Market

For all those foodies out there, head over to the Clevedon Village Farmers Market. Especially for the people who are... Read more

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Explore Queen Street

Considered to be the backbone street of Auckland, Queen Street is the primary axis along which the entire city spans.... Read more

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Manukau Heads Lighthouse

Go for a long drive along Awhitu Peninsula on the southern side of Manukau Heads to reach the picturesque Manukau... Read more

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Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival

Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival takes place every year to celebrate Maori heritage in New Zealand. The festival involves both water... Read more

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Otuatua Stonefields

Undoubtedly one of the most historically significant sites in New Zealand, the Otuatua Stonefields will take you into an entirely... Read more



Auckland is truly a world apart with its charming aura, clean environment and friendly people. And when you add in... Read more