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Sightseeing and landmarks in Auckland

History museums

History Museum
“Great history and memories of a suprise Christmas gift 2019 taking our one of the historic sale boats around the Harbor!”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“Go back in time to how Howick used to be. Live days held on the first Sunday of each month (usually) Located in Lloyd Elsmore Park. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is the official museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. It opened in 2010, to replace an earlier naval museum. The museum is in Devonport, Auckland”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“MOTAT: The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is a science and technology museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. It is located close to the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Zoo and the Western Springs Park. The museum has large collections of civilian and military aircraft and other land transport vehicles.”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“Located smack dab in the middle of Auckland’s Central Business District is New Zealand’s tallest building. Standing 328m high, the Sky Tower is an icon of Auckland’s sky line and is the adrenaline hub of the city.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“A great place to find out more about the area, get maps and guides for forest and beach walks and enjoy stunning views out over the Waitakere ranges and waters. A few walks start directly from the centre into the bush in all directions. Finish off with delicious Danish ice creams in a cone. Or take a picnic to enjoy on the lawn or the sightseeing platform. Or carry on to Piha for lunch at the Piha Cafe. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Views over harbour and back to city Underground tunnels you can explore with a torch ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“It's an iconic structure in Auckland from where you can almost see the entire city and also have the thrill of bungee jumping. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Mount Victoria is lovely spot that provides great views of the Auckland Isthmus. There is a relief map at the top that will help you find key points around Auckland. A short drive to Devonport which is a lovely see-side settlement and has the nearby maritime museum. Of course, you can take the ferry across to Devonport from the city. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Iconic to Piha. Take a photo of yourself on Lion Rock. Superb views from half way up. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Trail
“Great for a walk or run, just around the corner from us, you can get there in a few minutes by walk. You can see great views of Rangitoto, the ocean, the city and more from up there.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great look out spot over the Hauraki Gulf over to Rangitoto, Browns Island (although island may still be green) and looking back over to the city skyline.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Historic sites

Lighthouse
“Manukau Heads Lighthouse is located atop Awhitu Peninsula on the south side of the Manukau Heads. Gates are open 9am to 5pm daily and entry to the lighthouse is by donation. You will find a donation box just inside the lighthouse under the stairs. Manukau Heads Lighthouse Auckland, New Zealand Skip to content HomeContacts Guided Tours Hireage Archive Facts Keepers Rescue & Restoration Glossary Environment Explore Connect Links Previous Next One of few visitor-accessible lighthouses in New Zealand. From the car park 120 easy stairs bring you to the Lighthouse and the Signal Station lookout. The iconic wooden lighthouse tower can be entered to view the prisms of the original 3rd order dioptric drum lens. Breathtaking Views: Stroll around the Lightkeeper’s balcony just as he would have done nearly 140 years ago. Few other New Zealand lighthouses reward visitors with such an authentic experience. Lighthouse and adjacent Signal Station command wide views of the mighty Manukau Bar, Paratutae (site of the first signal station), Auckland’s sub-tropical Waitakere Ranges, Auckland City and the whole of lake-like Manukau Harbour. Mount Taranaki (2518 m) frequently clears clouds to the south Follow signs to Waiuku. From there it is 45 minutes drive on sealed roads following signs to Manukau Heads and Lighthouse.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Corban Estate Arts Centre, nearby art displayed for all to view with small entry fee”
  • 5 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“In St Heliers you'll find all your essentials such as, chemists, dry cleaners, cafes, fish & chips, convenience stores, doctors, dentists, and beauty and nail salons. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Library
“Provides free internet, so if you need to do some work while outside, it is one of the option! Otherwise, relax and read a good book there, there are plenty of good cafes around the library to enjoy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“Auckland's biggest library and information hub. Includes cafe and the Academy cinema (underground) which has a range of festival and art house movies.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“The Devonport Library is located in a modern new building and is a great place to hang out on a rainy day with the kids!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“The librarian is really nice and books always arrive early. There is only one thing they could improve on if they can offer launch and send to homes after ordering. We all like to go there to read.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Peaceful library with good resources and adequate parking space and parking time allowance is 2 hours. Nice location, directly next to countdown in case of the need to snack. Very nice & neat library.”
  • 1 local recommends
College Library
“Beaut community centre; free computers and wifi; great local guide leaflets, terrific views across harbour”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“The local library is just around the corner - makes a few hours pass by if you're entertaining children when it's not so great weather. There is a little park just opposite with swings and also Mary's cafe is opposite too ( great coffee/ food).”
  • 4 locals recommend
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