With winter upon us, you may find yourself looking for something to do if you are spending time in Auckland.
Luckily there are a number of options from Museums, Galleries, to shopping, restaurants, bars and Themed Attractions.
Auckland Museum and Wintergardens.
The Wintergardens are a great and interesting place to visit. With two large glass houses to enjoy wandering around and the huge range of Tropical and Exotic plants to check out along with free entry, the garden sits amongst park grounds to which in itself is great for a walk or picnic. Located in the Auckland Domain and within an easy walk to the Auckland Museum, also in the domain.
Find out more here.
Auckland’s Maritime Museum
This is perhaps my top choice.
Head on down to the City’s waterfront to enjoy the many cafes and eateries. Watch the boats coming and going, enjoy a walk then make your way to the Maritime Museum. Soak up a little history and enjoy the displays before relaxing over a local wine while looking out over the harbour. It is well worth spending some time down on the waterfront of Auckland.
Find out everything you need to know at the Auckland Maritime Museum website click here.
Art Gallery’s, Why Not
Here is another place to run too when the day is just too cold and wet. Auckland’s main art gallery is located at the corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Street in the city, is a good place to begin for art lovers and you never know what you may discover. A popular gallery, you can check out upcoming events and opening hours here.
For a list of more Art galleries in the region check here.
Kelly Tarlton’s and this magic Sea Experience
Don’t let the weather detour you from this magical ocean experience. Easy to locate along Auckland’s waterfront the kids will love you for taking them to Kelly Tarlton’s. The Aquarium is sure to thrill as you discover the underwater world. Enjoy the tidal touch pools as you interact with a range of sea creatures.
Find out more here.
Then there are movies, shopping, bars, sky city, and a range of places to explore.
Also, why not visit The Escape Masters, with a range of themed rooms to escape from this, is a fun way to spend a couple of hours. See more
Don’t rule out
The Auckland Zoo –
When the weather is nice mid-winter, check out the Zoo. A Fantastic place for all of the family. Find all you need to know here.
Interestingly I came across a really good article on keeping Zoo animals and domestic animals entertained. Well worth the read and may also be a great help if your dog sits at home with not much to do. Click Here to View
The Museum of Transport and Technology-
Another great place for families to explore Take a look here.
Auckland has plenty to do on a winters day. Step out and enjoy.