Our Operations Coordinator Kirsty gives the low-down on the top 6 things to do in Auckland whilst on your working holiday. She was born and raised there so you could call her a bit of a New Zealand pro!
I grew up in Auckland and now work in London, looking forward to heading back for a holiday! Whilst you’re in Auckland, I would recommend visiting the following places for some great days out:
Auckland Zoo - it has something for everyone! It is a great way to spend a day, wandering around and seeing the animals at feeding time. Reasonable priced for entry and you can take a picnic and sit in one of the many park areas.
Kelly Tarltons - Auckland’s underground aquarium! Walk through the shark tunnel, touch the star fish and watch the penguins slide around. Cheaper to book tickets online and a great day experience.
Sky Tower – the tallest building in New Zealand! Glass fronted lifts take you up to a glass floor viewing platform where you can see (on a clear day) up to 80 km’s in every direction! Under NZ$30 to head up to some fantastic views.
Auckland Harbour Bridge – for beginner adrenaline junkies. Can walk across very top of the bridge and have stunning views over the harbour or/and you can bungee off the bridge heading down towards the Waitamata Harbour. Prices from NZ$125 depending on your options.
One Tree Hill – great picnic spot, in the heart of the city but feels like you are out in the country side! Is one of New Zealand’s largest intact (inactive) volcano cone and in 2000 the only pine tree at the peak was cut down. Free to enter.
MOTAT – An old style tram will take you between the two MOTAT sites displaying kiwi ingenuity and fun exhibitions that change regularly – never a dull moment! Under NZ$20 to enter and unlimited tram rides between both sites.
I really hope you enjoy them!
If Kirsty's inspired you to experience Auckland for yourself, check out our Work New Zealand programme! We can assist you with your working holiday in New Zealand, give us a call on 033 3999 7516 to find out more.