Want to visit a place for a short breather? Visit the “City of Sails” for an exciting weekend getaway with your family this season. A city known for its beautiful weather and sailboats, Auckland is the perfect place to be if you want to escape the boring routine life.
Here are the places perfect for a Weekend Getaway To Auckland:
This volcanic island is situated just off the coast of central Auckland and is known for its beautiful hiking trails and panoramic views of Auckland. If you aren’t up for hiking, you can go for the Fullers’ Volcanic Explorer Tour – a round-trip ferry from downtown Auckland and then a train tour of the island.
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
About 20 miles away from downtown Auckland, Waitakere Ranges Park is a whopping 40,000 acres of forest and beaches. You can partake in all kinds of outdoor activities here, starting from hiking to bird-watching or just casually strolling in the park. The fresh air and beautiful scenery attracts outdoor enthusiasts all around the year.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
The world-famous natural wonder, situated 120 miles South of Auckland, is truly a spectacle you should not miss out on. Thousands of tiny bright creatures illuminate the cave ceiling as you boat-ride through the Glowworm Grotto.
This island is perhaps the place for everyone; whether you’re a thrill seeker, or a beach bum, you will love exploring this beautiful place. Its full of beaches, natural wonders, parks and gardens, including vineyards and olive groves. Visit for a zip-lining excursion or take a tour of the island itself.
About 4 miles southeast of downtown Auckland, the Auckland zoo boasts of the largest number of exotic animals in New Zealand, featuring fur seas to lions and hippos. The large open space offers room for both tourists and animals to roam freely.
This Auckland precinct, often compared to Sydney’s Darling Harbor, consists of more than 30 watering holes and eateries, including a marina, a museum and several hotels that looks across a view of the beautiful sunny harbor. If you want to shop, you can even stroll down over a few blocks to Queen Street as well.
Due to its geographical location, New Zealand is the travel hub for many who want to experience a different taste for winter and spring months. With all its’ beauty, Auckland is surely dressed to make your weekends fantastic and full of life.