Things to see + do

nature & wildlife

Auckland Sailing & Cruises - Explore NZ

Get out on the water in the ‘City of Sails’. Explore NZ offers a range of sailing options with departures from the Auckland Viaduct daily.

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has New Zealand's largest collection of animals and is recognised as one of the most progressive zoos in the world. A winner of national and international environmental-related awards, it is home to 120 different species and over 750 animals.

Auckland's Whale and Dolphin Safari / Explore NZ

On Auckland's doorstep, the Hauraki Gulf is considered one of the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world. Enjoy watching a feeding frenzy involving sea birds, whales, and dolphins or see small pods of dolphins playing around the boat.

Ayrlies Garden

One of New Zealand’s top gardens. Home to temperate and subtropical plants. A 12 acre mature country garden with walks linking to 35 acres of wetland. Open by appointment. Closed sundays.


Bike hire, accessories, repairs & sales. Come on in and browse our huge range. Henry is always ready and willing to help you with any advice you may need. Great hourly rates. Inc. helmets, hi-vis vest, lock, etc.

Bush & Beach 2004 Ltd

Bush and Beach is Auckland’s multi award winning, internationally renowned, premier small-group eco-tour company.

Butterfly Creek

Come and see our tropical butterfly house with over 750 free-flying tropical butterflies! We also have reptiles,various bird species and a fantastic café for you to enjoy.

Clevedon Animal Farm

Set on 25 acres in the beautiful Clevedon Valley this is a fun and exciting experience for all!