13 Sights in Auckland, New Zealand (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Auckland, New Zealand! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Auckland. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. Sky Tower

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The Sky Tower is a telecommunications and observation tower in Auckland, New Zealand. Located at the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets within the city's CBD, it is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the second tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, surpassed only by the Autograph Tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the 28th tallest tower in the world. Since its completion in 1997, the Sky Tower has become an iconic landmark in Auckland's skyline, due to its height and design. It was the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere from 1996 to 2022.

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2. Auckland Art Gallery

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the principal public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. It has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand and frequently hosts travelling international exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (EN), Website

3. Rainbows End

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Rainbows End

Rainbow's End is a 9.3 hectares theme park in Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand. Rainbow's End includes the main theme park and also Kidz Kingdom, a family entertainment centre for children 8 years and under. The park, owned by Rainbows End Theme Park Limited, a subsidiary of Rangatira Limited, is New Zealand's largest theme park and currently employs up to 300 staff.

Wikipedia: Rainbow's End (theme park) (EN), Website

4. Saint Paul's

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St Paul's Church is an historic Anglican church, located on Symonds Street near the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, in the central business district of Auckland, New Zealand. The church is the longest established parish in the city and has one of the largest Anglican congregations in Australasia.

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5. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

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Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Jason Pratt / CC BY 2.0

The Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph is an heritage-listed Catholic cathedral church in Auckland CBD, situated on the corner of Federal Street and Wyndham St. It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Auckland and the seat of the Bishop of Auckland.

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6. Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Holy Trinity Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral situated in Parnell, a residential suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the 'mother church' of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland and the seat of the Bishop of Auckland. The current main church building was consecrated in 1973.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland (EN), Website

7. Victoria Park

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Victoria Park is a park and sports ground in the Auckland city centre, New Zealand. It was opened in 1905 and named after the queen who had died four years earlier. It lies on reclaimed bay land in Freemans Bay, a suburb directly west of the Auckland CBD. However, it does not have direct connection to the foreshore anymore, as the Western Reclamation and the Viaduct Basin quarter lie between it and the Waitematā Harbour. The bay started to be filled in as early as the 1870s although the bulk of the reclamation appears to have happened after 1901. The Park was 'finished' around 1912, the area to the north dates from after that.

Wikipedia: Victoria Park, Auckland (EN)

8. Mercury Theatre

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Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theatre is a theatre in Auckland, New Zealand, located on Mercury Lane, off Karangahape Road. It was home to a theatre company of the same name for two decades. It was built in 1910 by the architect Edward Bartley and is the oldest surviving theatre in Auckland. Built in the Edwardian Baroque style, it was initially known as the Kings Theatre. On being converted into a cinema in 1926, a new entrance was built on Karangahape Road – this is now the Norman Ng Building. The building gained a Category II listing from Heritage New Zealand in 1990.

Wikipedia: Mercury Theatre, Auckland (EN), Website

9. General Assembly House

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General Assembly House

The General Assembly House, colloquially called "Shedifice" by the members of Parliament, was the first building to house the New Zealand Parliament in Auckland. It was in use by Parliament from 1854 until 1864 during the time that Auckland was the capital of New Zealand. It was also used by the Auckland Provincial Council, with Auckland Province owning the building from 1858. After the abolition of the provincial government system, the building was used by the government's survey department and was then used by Auckland University College. The General Assembly House was demolished in 1917 to make way for Anzac Avenue. Today, a reserve adjacent to Parliament Street called Parliament Reserve commemorates the location where the New Zealand Parliament met initially.

Wikipedia: General Assembly House (EN)

10. Auckland Baptist Tabernacle

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Auckland Baptist Tabernacle

The Auckland Baptist Tabernacle is a Baptist church located near the corner of Queen Street and Karangahape Road, at the edge of Auckland central business district in New Zealand. It is affiliated with the Baptist Churches of New Zealand.

Wikipedia: Auckland Baptist Tabernacle (EN), Website

11. Mountain Fountain

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Mountain Fountain is a public sculpture located in the Parnell suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It was designed by Terry Stringer and depicts a bronze Cubist volcano thrusting up from a concrete base, with streams of water falling from three of the sculpture's four faces. It was erected in its original location in Aotea Square in 1981. In 2008, it was decommissioned and placed in storage during redevelopment of the square. It was relocated to its current site in the forecourt of Holy Trinity Cathedral in 2010.

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12. Manu Tāwhiowhio: Bird Satellite

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Manu Tāwhiowhio: Bird Satellite Prosperosity / CC BY 4.0

Manu Tāwhiowhio: Bird Satellite is a public sculpture located on the corner of Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street, outside the city campus of Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. The piece was created by New Zealand sculptor Brett Graham in 1996.

Wikipedia: Manu Tāwhiowhio: Bird Satellite (EN)

13. Karangahape Rocks

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Karangahape Rocks, also known as the Karangahape Road Fountain is a public sculpture located in Pigeon Park on Karangahape Road in Auckland, New Zealand, created by New Zealand sculptor Greer Twiss as his first large-scale public commission. The sculpture, formerly a working fountain, depicts three bronze spherical shapes and two seated figures. Unveiled in 1969, the piece is one of the earliest contemporary public sculptures in Auckland.

Wikipedia: Karangahape Rocks (EN)


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