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Auckland must see attractions

1. Sky Tower

The Sky Tower is Auckland’s most prominent landmark. The 1,076-foot (328-meter) tower offers views that stretch for 50 miles (80 kilometers) in every direction. Look out over the city, across the harbor and up to the mountains.
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Enjoy fine dining in a rotating restaurant, dive off the tower on a cable-controlled jump or simply enjoy the views from New Zealand’s tallest tower.

2. Piha Beach

The black sand shores and rolling surf of Piha Beach are 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Auckland on the western coast of the Waitakere Ranges. The beach is characterized by imposing cliffs and wild subtropical rain forest.
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Clear waters, rolling surf and black sand shores are surrounded by emerald cliffs and sub-tropical rain forest at this remote beach.

3. Auckland Domain

Auckland Domain, known to locals as The Domain, has been a public garden since 1860. The land was once a Maori “pa,” a defended settlement used for crop growing and food storage. The land has an unusual formation, due to its origin as an extinct volcano. Natural amphitheaters make it the perfect place for sports grounds, and the fertile volcanic soil feeds the many exotic trees, gardens and native bushland in the 185-acre (75-hectare) park.
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This park was once an active volcano, and today it features exotic trees, sculptural artworks and a museum.

4. Orewa Beach

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Orewa Beach, a popular beach in Auckland.
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Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Orewa Beach, a popular beach in Auckland.

5. Viaduct Harbour

Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour is the city’s chic waterfront entertainment precinct. Spend a day wandering around the marina checking out super yachts, cruising the harbour on a pleasure craft trip or plunging into the fascinating history of the North Island’s seafarers at a museum. Experience some of Auckland’s finest dining at the waterfront restaurants or meet friends and chill out in atmospheric bars, watching the city light up at nightfall.
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Day or night, this modern marina precinct is a great spot to dine along the waterfront, attend yachting events and learn about the region’s maritime heritage.

6. Auckland Zoo

Auckland’s 40-acre (16-hectare) zoo features nearly 140 species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. See white rhinos and Sumatran tigers. Discover the biodiversity of our planet as you wander through savannah, aviary and swamp habitats and see the 1,000 animals that call the zoo home.
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Encounter rare and endangered species from New Zealand and across the globe, including the pygmy marmoset and the huge white rhino.

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