In The Morning...
Catch the bus out to Mission Bay and enjoy a coffee at this bustling seaside village. Walk up to nearby Bastion Point for dramatic views over Auckland harbour and a stroll around the memorial gardens.
Explore the many boutiques on Queen Street, then browse through the Auckland Art Gallery (corner Wellesley & Kitchener Streets) and enjoy lunch at the gallery café.
Take the lift up the Sky Tower for superb views of the city and harbour or take the plunge on the adrenaline-pumping Sky Jump. Enjoy lunch at the Sky Tower's revolving restaurant, Orbit.
From the Ferry Building on Quay Street, catch a ferry across to Waiheke Island and spend the day exploring the vineyards and sandy beaches.
Visit the Viaduct Harbour for lunch and explore the NZ National Maritime Museum in the afternoon.
In the Afternoon...
After lunch, visit the Viaduct Harbour and explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf.
From the Ferry Building on Quay Street, catch a ferry across to the historic seaside suburb of Devonport.
Bus to the Auckland Zoo, Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT) and Western Springs.
Bus to Parnell from the CBD and explore the exclusive shops and galleries in fashionable Parnell Village.
Catch the bus along Tamaki Drive to Kelly Tarlton's for a close-up view of sharks and penguins.
Dine at one of the superb restaurants in the Britomart & Viaduct region of the waterfront then check out the nightlife in this lively area.
Head up to High Street, where many of the bars offer live jazz at night, or Karangahape ('K') Road, where the clubs stay pumping until late.
Check out a play or concert at one of Auckland's many entertainment venues.