Auckland’s Sky Tower is the tallest freestanding building south of the equator at nearly 1000ft high. On a clear day you can see fifty miles from the revolving restaurant at the top. One of the best museums in the southern hemisphere can be found in Auckland. MOTAT has over 300,000 exhibits, many of them interactive and guaranteed to keep everyone engaged for hours.
Auckland isn’t just about being indoors, there are plenty of outdoor activities too and the most popular is sailing. Numerous bays, large and small, mean that there are plenty of opportunities to sail in sheltered waters whilst enjoying the views of the pretty islands that dot the bays.
35 miles from the centre of Auckland are the Waitakere Ranges with stunning mountainous scenery, ideal for walking, which drop down to pristine, deserted beaches.