Are you about to go on a business trip to Auckland? If you are, do try to extend your trip. You wouldn’t want to miss what the largest city in New Zealand has to offer. So go pack some comfortable clothes, hire a weekend car rental in Auckland, and prepare to experience this great city.
While you can always go to art and history museums and see famous landmarks the first time you visit Auckland, why not do something more thrilling? If you’re up for some high-altitude fun, go to the Sky Tower or the Auckland Harbour Bridge. At the Sky Tower, try base-jumping by wire (SkyJump) and walking on a narrow ledge that’s 192 metres above the ground (SkyWalk). For bridge climbing and bungee jumping, the Auckland Harbour Bridge has you covered.
From beaches and volcanoes to wildlife sanctuaries, there’s no shortage of scenic natural features in Auckland. For one, you can spend some time surfing or basking in the sun at the black-sand Piha Beach. There are also the dormant volcanoes Mount Eden and Rangitoto Island, which you can climb to get breath-taking views of the surrounding areas. And for a chance to see threatened and endangered animals, explore the Tiritiri Matangi Island.
With world-class wines like cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and pinot gris being produced in Auckland, don’t miss the chance to visit the numerous vineyards and wineries here. In most of these wineries, you can go on guided tours or explore on your own by foot or bike, and then get to talk to the winemakers while sampling their creations. The Waiheke Island—also known as the Island of Wine—Matakana, and Kumeu are the three wine regions in Auckland.
So don’t just work when you get to visit Auckland. Find the time to experience the city and enjoy its diverse, fantastic offerings.