Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira

Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures. It is also a war memorial for the Auckland province.

Housed in one of the country's finest heritage buildings, the Museum tells the story of New Zealand as a nation; from award-winning natural history exhibits to galleries which investigate New Zealand's cultural origins.

Auckland Museum is the only venue in Auckland where visitors can experience a Maori cultural performance daily.

Open daily 10am – 5pm (except Christmas Day). Admission is free for Aucklanders with a MyMuseum card, sign up at the Museum with proof of residence. A donation is invited for New Zealanders. Charges apply for international visitors. Charges may apply for some special exhibitions, events, tours and programmes.


Auckland Art Gallery

History, heritage and culture are brought to life at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Founded in 1888, it remains New Zealand's largest visual arts experience.

The renovation of the building in 2011 resulted in an award for the building as World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival.

The light-filled North Atrium continues to draw people to enjoy views out to Queen Street, and there are glimpses of Albert Park visible from some of the gallery floors. The Learning Centre has great resources for learning and visits related to the exhibitions which come to the gallery. The Auckland Art Gallery shop has a great range of exclusive art gifts including reproductions and publications.

There are regular tours of the building, as well as permanent collections and temporary exhibitions from major international galleries. There are regular family-friendly events and events associated with regular exhibitions.


Silo Park

The name says it all, Silo Park, in Wynyard Quarter has been established around the 35 metre Golden Bay cement silo and 'six-pack' in recognition of the area's industrial heritage. Silo Park offers striking views across to Westhaven Marina and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

During the summer season, Silo Park plays host to more than 50 events, activations and exhibitions attracting people from all over Auckland. Take a walk up the gantry and get a view from above or just head up there on a nice night for fresh air and rug up for a view of the cityscape.

Silo Park is home to Silo Marina, where 100 meter superyachts berth alongside beautiful old wooden classic yachts in Heritage Landing.


Auckland Zoo

Since opening on 17 December in 1922, Auckland Zoo has welcomed over 28 million visitors!

While how they operate today may be worlds away from the early days, many of their predecessors including some visionary former directors, have all contributed to the Zoo's journey and its progress.

A winner of national and international awards for conservation efforts, wildlife research, and innovative exhibits, today the Zoo enjoys the reputation as one of the world's most progressive zoos.??


Museum of Transport and Technology

MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum of its kind and offers a fun and exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages.

MOTAT is a great place for a family day out. The magic MOTAT experience is a rich learning environment for all ages and tells stories about New Zealand aviation, energy, communications, rail, road transport, tramways and emergency and defence.

Spread across 40 acres at our two sites, MOTAT Great North Rd and MOTAT Meola Road, explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand, from the 1800s to today. They have an extensive collection of items and possess very rare treasures which are of national significance to the people of New Zealand.



For the hungry, the thirsty or the restless, Britomart is alive with eating and drinking options at any hour of the day. From the first early-morning caffeine hit to late-night revelry in the lanes, terraces and other intimate corners, Britomart establishments cater to your every appetite.

Award-winning restaurants serve up fresh, innovative local food and the best of many international culinary traditions. And in a city that takes its coffee extremely seriously, Britomart's cafes serve some of the finest roasts in town.

Just a short walk from Vector Arena, Britomart bars and restaurants are perfectly located for a pre- or post-concert drink or meal, with many offering quick-dining menus on show nights.


New Zealand Maritime Museum

Cast off for a journey to discover New Zealand's story. The NZ Maritime Museum tells the stories that created a nation, stories that have define our identity as New Zealanders.

From the first discovery by Kupe, to one of the most courageous migrations by the Polynesian peoples, to Able Tasman and then Cook. Our spirit of exploration was forged and the boundaries of possibility broken.

Maritime's galleries recreate many of the defining stories of New Zealand's maritime heritage. The museum honours and celebrates those who sailed to the limits of their imagination.

Interactive and immersive, this museum is a great place for young and the young at heart. Try your hand at yacht design, relax in the bach, hoist the sails, hear the cannon fire, test your sea legs and batten down the hatches in the rocking cabin



Add these key dates to your calendar

30 Mar 2016


31 July 2016


5 August 2016


27 June 2016


30 Sept 2016


3 - 4 Nov 2016