Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand's busiest city, often often the gateway to the rest of the country for backpackers.
There’s always something happening in Auckland, from major sporting events, concerts and festivals to outdoor adventures, designer shopping and world-class food and wine.
If you're only in town for a short while, it can be hard to figure out the perfect itinerary. That's why we've laid out exactly how to spend a day in beautiful Auckland.
A Trip To Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island is only a short ferry from Auckland mainland, and definitely a worth a visit. Waiheke has abundant natural wonders to explore. For the more adventurous, there are numerous activities to pursue including mountain biking, sea kayaking, fishing, surfing, sailing, archery and much more.
From beautiful wines to adrenaline activities such as forest zip lining, there's something for anyone on this incredible little island. Catch the ferry in the morning, and do a wine tasting at one of the numerous wineries on the island.
Walk Down K-Road
Every shop, café, and restaurant is different, but there’s a strong sense of community in K’ Road, a favourite gathering place for artists, students, musicians and writers.
Among all this are some of the most unique cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs in the city. There are plenty of places to just sit back with a perfect coffee, and when it comes to dining, Auckland’s multicultural diversity is reflected in the cuisine on offer: Middle Eastern, Asian, European Fusion, Indian, Mexican and even Portuguese.
K’ Road’s nightlife is perhaps Auckland’s most colourful; the strip is home to cabaret-style restaurants, karaoke bars, gay clubs and local pubs offering live music.
SkyJump is an incredible adrenaline rush in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand’s highest jump and only Base Jump by wire. Plummet 192 metres off the Sky Tower at 85 km an hour! Completely safe and utterly unforgettable. If you’re looking for things to do in Auckland, don’t miss SkyJump. One of New Zealand’s best adventure activities and rated must do by visitors.
To find out how to get onto this incredible cavity, click here.
The Classic Comedy Club
The Classic Comedy & Bar and The Classic Studio are located in the heart of Auckland`s entertainment precinct and feature local and international guest acts up to five nights a week.
The original design and layout of NZ's only full-time professional comedy club is based on some of the most successful clubs in the USA and the UK. Not surprisingly, many have had nothing but praise for the atmosphere and audiences.
Head through for what will undoubtedly be an evening of laughter, and do take a stroll down the aforementioned K Road after the show.
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