How long should I spend in Auckland?

We believe Tamaki Makaurau Auckland provides a wide variety of opportunities for visitors.
While many consider Auckland just a gateway, we can assure you that it is so much more.

Our city has a huge portion of our population, and where there are people there are always interesting things to see and do. 
In Auckland you can;

  • Eat amazing food
  • Taste our local wine and visit vineyards. 
  • Discover our craft beer along the craft beer mile
  • Meet our artists, jewellers, makers and more at one of a range of galleries and museums large and small.
  • Travel from New Zealand’s idyllic East Coast to our wild West Coast in under an hour, along the way travelling from our downtown harbour through our iconic bush discovering our history and out people.
  • Visit Waiheke Island for its getaway vibes
  • Learn about and engage with our Maori culture
  • Travel north to the Matakana area for a regional discovery
  • Walk one of our amazing bush tracks in the Waitakere Ranges
  • Visit our city fringe suburbs and learn about our history through architecture
  • Discover our volcanic cones and walk the rim of Mangawhau Mt Eden for amazing views
  • Meet the locals at one of our weekly markets
  • Discover our amazing Gelato
  • Visit the All Blacks Experience and Sky Tower for amazing city view

There is so much to do in Auckland you couldn’t possibly consider you have done it in a day. So here at The Art Tour Guide we recommend 3 nights. 

This gives you a half day on arrival to wander and discover, maybe take an introductory tour with the good folks at Aucky Walky.
One full day to engage in a city our of your choice either on foot or by vehicle and visit one of our museums or art galleries.
Then a second full day to get further afield out into our regions and really meet some of the locals. 

After all, photos can capture a landscape, but we believe it is people that make the experience, makememories and and let you access the spirit of Aotearoa.

So come in and stay a while.


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