There are many sights to see in Auckland:
Rangitoto, Tiritiri and Waiheke Islands
These three islands are located at the Hauraki Gulf Islands. Rangitoto Island is largest and youngest among the 50 craters and cones in the Auckland volcanic field. The Tiritiri Island has a bird sanctuary open for the public called Tiritiri Matangi. Waiheke Island is house to the summer homes of the city’s rich and affluent people. Waiheke Island is a wonderful place to visit. It has many wineries to see and you must try the scooter hire, it’s a great way to see the island.
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill is a volcanic cone and the city’s great fortress. It gives one of the best views of the city. The hill is named after a single pine tree that grows there alone on the hill summit. Sir John Campbell, one of the founding fathers of the city of Auckland is buried where the tree grows. This man had given the city a gift of this land. The memorial has been built for the Maori people and to keep their tradition alive.
This mount again gives an excellent view of the entire city. This again is a volcanic structure and is the highest point of Auckland, that is, 200 meters. A 360 degree view of the entire city and its landmarks can be easily seen. The Eden Gardens are just next to the Mount and the garden is also a must see attraction.
The Harbour Bridge
One of the best known and very famous landmarks of Auckland is the Harbour Bridge. This bridge was built in 1959 and it is a highway which has four lanes. Extra lanes were added to the bridge as it became very congested and chaotic. With a little bit of humour the extensions of the bridge are called Nippon Clip-On by the locals.
If you are visiting Auckland, you should keep atleast a complete day or two for the Domain. It is a huge park in the centre of the city, with many places worth exploring.
The museum is located on one of the hills in the domain. If you are visiting Auckland, you should not miss this. The world’s largest collection of Polynesian artefacts is in this museum. It displays the Maori culture and tradition and it also has special arrangements for children.
To the West of the Domain, a few minutes away is the Parnell Village. Some of the best historic sites of the city are present there. Houses of the first settlers, churches, and many other historic sites are present in the village.
There are a number of other sites worth seeing at Auckland, but these are the few best.