Surrounded by three harbors, Auckland has an abundance of things to see and do. Spot whales and dolphins in the Hauraki Gulf or walk to the summit of Rangitoto, Auckland’s youngest volcano.
Tiritiri Matangi and Rotoroa Island each have an open wildlife sanctuary and are home to many of New Zealand’s rarest native bird species. Both islands are accessible by ferry. Encounter kiwis up close at the zoo or in the wild. As the Kiwi is nocturnal, improve your chances of seeing one on an evening tour.
Great Barrier Island is the first in the world to have a Dark Sky Sanctuary. It’s only 30 minutes flight from Auckland’s bustling city and being totally off-the-grid, Great Barrier Island is like another world on its own. It offers star gazing, beautiful walking tracks, beaches and hot springs.
Just 40 minutes west from central Auckland are rugged coastlines and wild, black-sand beaches drawing surfers and keen horse riders all year round. Nearby is a gannet colony with more than a thousand pairs of gannets nesting from August to March each year.
North of Auckland city lies stunning, tranquil golden beaches, a truly idyllic landscape. Pakiri Beach, Goat Island Marine Reserve, Tāwharanui Regional Park and Marine Reserve are a few to name.
Unique and diverse, Auckland proudly serves up nature and stunning landscapes right on your doorstep. Contact Jubilee Travel to learn more!