Top 10 things to do in Auckland
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand which offers plenty of treats to seek out. It has a variety of scenic landscapes within and around its outskirts, with a variety of essential activities that one can take part in. Here are Savoy’s picks for the top ten things you can do in the city.
1) A day out on Savoy
Savoy is a charter company based in Auckland that offers travel experience like never before. Savoy is a leading Auckland charter company, always putting client’s needs first. As a fisherman you can take fishing trips with Savoy. You can also book a day with Savoy for all your corporate events, be it milestone celebrations or Auckland team building. Our crew caters for all occasions.
2) Have a birds eye view of Auckland with Heletranz
Beat the traffic with a hassle-free, VIP helicopter flight with Heletranz, Auckland’s famous helicopter charter company. Enjoy a peaceful scenic flight and relax while enjoying a bird’s eye view of New Zealand’s outstanding natural beauty. Land on an island and take in the surrounds before hopping on board Savoy for a gourmet lunch while you make your way back to the city, of course by passing under the iconic Auckland Harbor Bridge first.
3) Climb Mount Eden
Mount Eden’s claim to fame is that it’s the highest volcanic peak in Auckland. It has a summit that stands 196 meters high above sea level. Climbing the peak is impressive, as you’ll get a chance for 360 degrees of sightseeing of Auckland and the Viaduct harbour. This means you’ll have the ideal opportunity to take some stunning photographs!
4) Travel to Waiheke Island
Waiheke is a paradise of sandy beaches, olive groves, vineyards and amazing sea views just off the coast of Auckland. There are plenty of sculpture trails built with great architecture around the island, like Dead Dog Bay which is popular with travellers looking for Auckland day trips. Wine enthusiasts can visit some of New Zealand’s premier vineyards, like Stonyridge and Cable Bay, while taking in the sea views. Did you know that Savoy Charters can take you directly to Waiheke Island, or for a full day out island hopping? Sounds dreamy doesn’t it…
5) Visit Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo has the largest wildlife exhibit in New Zealand and is one of the most acclaimed zoological venues in the entire southern hemisphere. The zoo has an ever improving environment for animals, with a variety of creatures on display all through the year to ensure that families have a fun day out.
6) Visit Kelly Tarlton’s Life Aquarium
Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium is located just outside the Auckland CBD. It is home to New Zealand’s collection of penguins and other interesting marine species that you just can’t miss. If penguins are among your favourites, then visiting the aquarium should be among your top things to do in Auckland. You will also have the chance to get the exceptional penguin experience which involves getting right out on the ice!
7) Visit Auckland Art Gallery
The Auckland Art Gallery will provide a fantastic and wonderful exhibition of indigenous Kiwi and Australian arts. The building itself won the World Architecture of the year festival, and inside you’ll find creative’s like Rita Angus and Colin McCahon. Visit the gallery to enjoy some locally created exhibitions.
8) Enjoy at Waitemata Harbor
This particular harbor is one of the symbols of Auckland city, as it has an abundance of maritime culture, which plays a significant role in the city’s society. The area has an attractive outlook, with a hive of activities taking place both on and off the water.
9) Explore Auckland museum
The Auckland Museum is an extremely popular attraction in Auckland due to its comprehensive and historic displays. The museum contains a blend of Maori and European historic influences, which reflect Auckland and the country as a whole. The museum offers a wide range of exhibits worth exploring.
10) Take a walk through Ponsonby
The Auckland suburb of Ponsonby can be compared to the likes of Melbourne’s Chapel Street or Sydney’s Newton. This vibrant suburb is lined with boutique shops, bars, art galleries and night clubs.
As you can see, there is a wide variety on offer in Auckland, for those looking for experiences with nature, culture or some retail therapy. There is plenty in Auckland to keep you entertained.
Be sure to contact the team at Savoy with any unique ideas or requirements, we’re all ears and ready for an epic adventure.
See some of our recent adventures with our happy clients, here.