Parks & beaches

Waitakere Ranges
Auckland's largest regional park offers many mountain biking and hiking opportunities.

Auckland Domain
A few minutes' drive from downtown Auckland leads to the area's oldest regional park and its tranquil green spaces. The park features such attractions as the Wintergarden, which boasts a wide variety of exotic plants.

Auckland Botanic Gardens
Hill Rd., Manurewa, tel. 64 9 267 1457
These gardens harbour a splendid collection of indigenous plants as well as various species from around the world.

Auckland Zoo
Motions Rd., Western Springs, tel. 64 9 360 3805
A visit to this zoo provides an opportunity to discover the various exotic animal species (both marine and terrestrial) that inhabit New Zealand.

Eden Garden
24 Omana Ave., Epsom, 64 9 638 8395
This magnificent, internationally-renowned garden was established on the site of an abandoned quarry.

Victoria Park Market
210 Victoria St. W.
This public market is the perfect spot to discover the unique culinary treasures of New Zealand, as well as a host of gourmet products from around the world.