Best Free Things to Do in Auckland Central

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Auckland Central

Best Free Things to Do in Auckland Central

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  • Heather E
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were great and well worth the walk. Be sure to bring your hats and sunscreen as there is very little shade except towards the bottom.
    Written February 26, 2024
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  • Tasi A
    Auckland, New Zealand36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful day at the first ever Auckland Wooden Boat Festival held at the Auckland Maritime Museum. Great vibe and lots of locals and tourists around,
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • Patti J
    Portland, OR121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This wonderful art museum is incredibly free. This was my introduction to New Zealand and I found the collection compelling and informative. The galleries were not busy. We also stopped for coffee in the cafe. The balcony view was sweet too. If you are interested in Māori portraits as well as some keen pieces of European art, this is a great place to start.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • Scott G
    Washington DC, DC408 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adjoins One Tree Hill, so this is a lovely walk to extend your stay. There are farm animals to see (cows and sheep) which is nice for children and adults alike. There's a little cottage to see inside.
    Written November 3, 2023
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  • Dudman
    Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park is abundant with greenery, providing an excellent route for physical activity. You can immerse yourself in nature and observe some sheep among other things. The playground is decent but could use more diversity. The skateboard track is quite disappointing, seemingly designed for tyres rather than skateboard wheels. However, the park’s vastness could keep you occupied for several hours. A leisurely stroll around the park and up the hill to take in the views could easily take up to 2 hours.
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • traveltheworld461
    Fort McMurray, Canada1,914 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an enjoyable time exploring the park and walking around the pond. There were lots of ducks and we also saw some eels. There are nice big trees and paths.
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD2,419 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Directly behind the Auckland Art Gallery and up the hill, quite impressed with the gigantic trees within this quaint town, not to big to make it from 1 end to the other fairly quickly, Nice old statues including Queen Victoria and few more, gazebo, fountain and many benches to take a break on.
    Highly recommend
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing area. Plenty of ferry trips you can take, but even better if you can go in a private boat. So many hidden gems to be discovered. Go ashore and discover the numerous walks on many islands or just enjoy the scenery from the sea.
    Written August 24, 2023
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  • Mouzouris
    Detroit, MI1,617 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had time to kill in Auckland so we decided to drive there based on the reviews. Parking was kind of pain to find but not a big deal. We had lunch and ice cream and walked around. A lot of shops and restaurants. Not really impressive as people talking about it. Maybe at night time for drinks with the skyline at the background but it was just ok for us. If you have time to kill I would go but I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit if not a lot of time in Auckland.
    Written April 9, 2024
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  • SouthSeasAmerican
    Luganville, Vanuatu340 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the Beach on a rainy Saturday morning on Waitangi weekend. It was not raining when we arrived, but only a few cars were in the parking lot. We walked along the Waitakere River down to the beach and turned toward the large sea cave at the other end of the beach. When we were about two-thirds of the way there, it began to rain. The wind was blowing in from the Tasman Sea, causing the rain to fall sideways. My right side was soaked and my left side was relatively dry. The beauty of it was that we had the beach all to ourselves for at least a half hour, and it never was crowded. The sea cave was amazing for its large size. The daylight penetrates all the way to the back. The sandy floor was damp, but the cave was relatively dry at low tide. We waited inside until the rain sqalls passed. Then we explored the other sea cave, which is not as wide or high but just as deep. I was able to walk upright for all but the last few meters, where I crawled into the darkness until the passage became too small to navigate. Back outside, we explored tide pools full of small crabs and prawns. We were never tempted to swim in the dangerous surf, but we did wade into the shallows as we walked back down the beach. We also waded up a small stream and explored its canyon. By the time we made it back to the river, the wind had picked up and was pelting us with the fine volcanic black sand, but then we left. We spent about three hours at the beach. It was fabulous.
    Written February 5, 2024
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  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent free attraction in Auckland. Good add on as a visit to the Auckland Museum or as a standalone excursion. Just a nice quiet place for a wander - come rain or shine.

    Beautifully restored and maintained 110 year old tropical gardens.
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • leuveen
    United Kingdom1,289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fantastic area for a walk, with stunning views of the islands. Even if you are not interested in the history if this place, its a great picnic spot.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Christine L
    Sydney, Australia513 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the Rose Garden as it is close to the city , where we stayed. There were many roses in bloom, and it was lovely walking amongst them inhaling their beautiful fragrance. We got a bit lost when we left.
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • senorita08
    Perth, Australia166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great area to wander around, plenty of cafes and restaurants, interesting shops, parks and gardens. Close to the Auckland Domain. For ease I would catch the train or bus to the top of Parnell Rd then walk back down the steep hill to the Harbour/ City!
    Written February 9, 2024
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  • london057
    Dublin, OH695 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First of all this is the Fifth , Madison , Lexington Ave and W 34ST of Auckland. Second the there is Fendi . Third they are also mid range shops 🏬 too . Lastly, it is very big street too .
    Written January 24, 2024
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