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Top recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Founded in 1888, Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, and boasts an engrossing collection of historic and contemporary works by both international and national artists. The gallery is spread throughout two buildings; the original which it has been based in since its creation, and its newly opened neighbor which has won multiple awards for its stunning architecture and design.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Take the train to New market and explore the Newmarket city with the new Westfield just opened and visit the Museum plenty of shops and eateries to try.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Transport and Technology is a science and technology museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. It is located close to the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Zoo and the Western Springs Park. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira is one of New Zealand's most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history, natural history, and military history.”
  • 26 locals recommend
History Museum
“A charming interactive village that gives insight into the pioneering days of the late 1800's. Well worth-while are the once a month interactive days when locals dress in period costume and give insight as to what it was like in the days of the early settler to the area”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Impressive Art Gallery with changing exhibitions. Great shop. Open 10-4pm 7 days a week.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Planetarium
“Stardome Observatory is a public astronomical observatory situated in Cornwall Park in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. Great exhibitions for all ages and the prices are also quite reasonable.”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is the official museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. It opened in 2010, to replace an earlier naval museum. The museum is in Devonport, Auckland”
  • 21 locals recommend
Library
“In St Heliers you'll find all your essentials such as, chemists, dry cleaners, cafes, fish & chips, convenience stores, doctors, dentists, and beauty and nail salons. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Library
“Provides free internet, so if you need to do some work while outside, it is one of the option! Otherwise, relax and read a good book there, there are plenty of good cafes around the library to enjoy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A beautiful gallery in landscaped parklands. They show internationally renowned and local artists. Refer to the website for current shows.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Arts Centre hosts a changing programme of exhibitions curated from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection of over 7000 works as well as regional touring exhibitions. There is a cafe onsite where you can have coffee on a covered veranda overlooking the sculpture garden. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturday and Sundays: 10:00am to 5:00pm Cost: Entry is by donation”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Locally run gallery where there is always something interesting to look at . It has a really lovely cafe attached where the food and coffee is great.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Not to be missed, either hire a snorkel or simply walk the rocks, the marine life is simply amasing”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“Auckland's biggest library and information hub. Includes cafe and the Academy cinema (underground) which has a range of festival and art house movies.”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“MOTAT: The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is a science and technology museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. It is located close to the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Zoo and the Western Springs Park. The museum has large collections of civilian and military aircraft and other land transport vehicles.”
  • 7 locals recommend