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= Auckland Attractions =
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== Museums ==
 
== Museums ==
 
http://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/
 
http://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/
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http://www.motat.org.nz/
 
http://www.motat.org.nz/
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http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/
 
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/
  
 
== Adventure ==
 
== Adventure ==
 
http://www.crystalmountain.co.nz/
 
http://www.crystalmountain.co.nz/
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http://rainbowsend.co.nz/
 
http://rainbowsend.co.nz/
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http://snowplanet.co.nz/
 
http://snowplanet.co.nz/
  
== Nature / Animal enclosures ==
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== Nature ==
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http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/onetreehill.aspx
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http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/mteden.aspx
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http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waitakereranges
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http://www.piha.co.nz/
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=== Rangitoto ===
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* Take the ferry to Rangitoto Island. [http://www.fullers.co.nz/tickets-fares/timetables/rangitoto-island.php Ferry timetable + Fares]. Take a ride or walk up the volcano to the top.
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[http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/auckland/hauraki-gulf-islands/rangitoto/
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Rangitoto page http://www.rangitoto.org/ DOC's page on Rangitoto], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangitoto_Island Wikipedia ], and [http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g255106-d273862-Reviews-Rangitoto_Island-Auckland_North_Island.html Trip Advisor]
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If you feel energetic you can kayak there with [http://fergskayaks.co.nz/product/rangitoto-guided-trip/ Fergs Kayak] or [http://aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/auckland-kayak-tours/rangitoto-sunset-night-kayak.html Auckland Sea Kayak]. I've never used either BUT Fergs kayak may be better known as Ian Ferguson (aka Ferg) represented NZ 5 times at the Olympic Gamames in kayaking.
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=== Tiritiri Matangi ===
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If you have a free day, lovely weather and you like wildlife sanctuaries, check out Tiritiri Matangi. Pack sunscreen, hat, water and a bite to eat. Wear good walking shoes.
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[http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/ Web], [http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/auckland/hauraki-gulf-islands/tiritiri-matangi-scientific-reserve-open-sanctuary/ DOC's page], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiritiri_Matangi_Island Wikipedia], [http://www.aucklandnz.com/discover/tiritiri-matangi-island Tourism Auckland]. [http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g255106-d3701674-Reviews-Tiritiri_Matangi_Island-Auckland_North_Island.html Trip Advisors listing] says the island is #1 of 89
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== Animal enclosures ==
 
http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/
 
http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/
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http://butterflycreek.co.nz/
 
http://butterflycreek.co.nz/
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http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/
 
http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/onetreehill.aspx
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http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/mteden.aspx
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http://kiwivalley.co.nz/
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=== Penguins in Auckland + NZ ===
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* Info about Penguins in the NZ Region at [http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/diagram/6382/penguins-of-the-new-zealand-region Te Ara] & [http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/penguins/ DOC] website. Te Are is NZ Encyclopaedia and DOC is NZ's Department of Conservation.
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==== Penguins at Auckland Zoo ====
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The [http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/sites/explore-the-zoo/Birds/little-penguin little penguin (korora)] (also known as the little blue penguin) is the smallest penguin in the world, standing just 25cm tall and weighing a little over 1kg. [http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/sites/plan-your-visit/animal-encounters Penguin encounters] on Monday, Wednesday + Friday starting at 3:30pm. These and any other encounters listed on the page are free to zoo visitors.
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[http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/ Auckland Zoo] on [https://twitter.com/aucklandzoo Twitter @aucklandzoo], [https://www.facebook.com/AKLZOONZ Facebook] and [https://plus.google.com/+aucklandzoo/posts?hl=en Google+] 
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==== Penguins at Kelly Tarltons ====
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[http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/ Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium] has an [http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/explore/antarctic-ice-adventure/ Antarctic Ice Adventure] section which has [http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/explore/antarctic-ice-adventure/king-penguins/ Emperor] and [http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/explore/antarctic-ice-adventure/gentoo-penguins/ Gentoo] penguins
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Video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwLioRUJ3aA Penguins playing at Kelly Tarlton's]
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[http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/visitor-info/feeds-talks/ Penguin feed time] is at 11:30am daily. [http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/tickets/ Ticket prices]. [https://www.facebook.com/KellyTarltons Facebook] and [https://plus.google.com/+KellyTarltonsSEALIFEAquariumAuckland/posts Google+ page]
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== Tourist Attractions ==
 
== Tourist Attractions ==
 
http://www.edengarden.co.nz/index.cfm
 
http://www.edengarden.co.nz/index.cfm
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http://www.chuanspa.co.nz/en/Auckland/index.html
 
http://www.chuanspa.co.nz/en/Auckland/index.html
http://kiwivalley.co.nz/
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http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/attractions/sky-tower/
 
http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/attractions/sky-tower/
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http://www.stardome.org.nz/
 
http://www.stardome.org.nz/
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http://www.magicbroomsticktours.co.nz/
 
http://www.magicbroomsticktours.co.nz/
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http://www.brickbaysculpture.co.nz/Visit-us.aspx
 
http://www.brickbaysculpture.co.nz/Visit-us.aspx
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http://www.devonport.co.nz/
 
http://www.devonport.co.nz/
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http://odysseysensorymaze.co.nz/
  
 
== Tours / Boat trips ==
 
== Tours / Boat trips ==
 
http://www.navigatortours.co.nz/Experiences.html
 
http://www.navigatortours.co.nz/Experiences.html
http://waiheke.aucklandnz.com/
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http://www.aucklandnz.com/discover/waiheke-island
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http://www.bushandbeach.co.nz/
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http://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/wawcs0142395/voyager-live-sailings.html
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== For further information ==
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* [http://www.aucklandnz.com/things-to-do/category/attractions Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)] provides more information about attractions and activities in Auckland.
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* Auckland attractions and activities on the [http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/auckland/attractions-and-activities New Zealand Tourism Guide] website.
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* The [http://www.aucklandtourism.co.nz Auckland A-Z] website lists some [http://www.aucklandtourism.co.nz/holiday-ideas/all-holiday-ideas fantastic trip ideas].

Latest revision as of 12:27, 17 January 2015

< Main Page < About < Auckland

Museums

http://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/

http://www.motat.org.nz/

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/

Adventure

http://www.crystalmountain.co.nz/

http://rainbowsend.co.nz/

http://snowplanet.co.nz/

Nature

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/onetreehill.aspx

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/mteden.aspx

http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waitakereranges

http://www.piha.co.nz/

Rangitoto

[http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/auckland/hauraki-gulf-islands/rangitoto/ Rangitoto page http://www.rangitoto.org/ DOC's page on Rangitoto], Wikipedia , and Trip Advisor

If you feel energetic you can kayak there with Fergs Kayak or Auckland Sea Kayak. I've never used either BUT Fergs kayak may be better known as Ian Ferguson (aka Ferg) represented NZ 5 times at the Olympic Gamames in kayaking.

Tiritiri Matangi

If you have a free day, lovely weather and you like wildlife sanctuaries, check out Tiritiri Matangi. Pack sunscreen, hat, water and a bite to eat. Wear good walking shoes.

Web, DOC's page, Wikipedia, Tourism Auckland. Trip Advisors listing says the island is #1 of 89


Animal enclosures

http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/

http://butterflycreek.co.nz/

http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/

http://kiwivalley.co.nz/

Penguins in Auckland + NZ

  • Info about Penguins in the NZ Region at Te Ara & DOC website. Te Are is NZ Encyclopaedia and DOC is NZ's Department of Conservation.

Penguins at Auckland Zoo

The little penguin (korora) (also known as the little blue penguin) is the smallest penguin in the world, standing just 25cm tall and weighing a little over 1kg. Penguin encounters on Monday, Wednesday + Friday starting at 3:30pm. These and any other encounters listed on the page are free to zoo visitors. Auckland Zoo on Twitter @aucklandzoo, Facebook and Google+

Penguins at Kelly Tarltons

Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium has an Antarctic Ice Adventure section which has Emperor and Gentoo penguins

Video: Penguins playing at Kelly Tarlton's

Penguin feed time is at 11:30am daily. Ticket prices. Facebook and Google+ page


Tourist Attractions

http://www.edengarden.co.nz/index.cfm

http://www.chuanspa.co.nz/en/Auckland/index.html

http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/attractions/sky-tower/

http://www.stardome.org.nz/

http://www.magicbroomsticktours.co.nz/

http://www.brickbaysculpture.co.nz/Visit-us.aspx

http://www.devonport.co.nz/

http://odysseysensorymaze.co.nz/

Tours / Boat trips

http://www.navigatortours.co.nz/Experiences.html

http://www.aucklandnz.com/discover/waiheke-island

http://www.bushandbeach.co.nz/

http://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/wawcs0142395/voyager-live-sailings.html

For further information