How about a guided walk on the Auckland Harbour Bridge or even bungy jump off it!.
Visit Kelly Taltons Underwater World
Catch the ferry to Rangitoto Island and walk to the summit for great views or catch the ferry to Tiritiri Matangi Island, a native bird reserve where you can wander in amongst the birds and bush on the island.
Or catch a ferry to Waiheke Island to explore the many beaches and wineries.
Can you hire a car for just a day or two, the Waitakere Ranges have more than 200km of walking and hiking tracks leading to giant kauri trees, waterfalls, beaches and huge views and you could also visit the black-sand surf beaches of Whatipu, Karekare, Anawhata, Piha and Bethells which are all beautifully wild. North of Auckland, Goat Island Marine Reserve offers excellent snorkelling and diving from the beach. The fish are very friendly.
If you are there on a Saturday, head out for a real multi-culture experience to the Otara Market in South Auckland.
Go for a sail (no experience necessary) on one of the NZ America's Cup sailing yacht in the Hauraki Gulf
Visit the Museum in the Domain, this has been recommended quite a number of times on TA.
Thanks for the info!!
I m thinking to go to Waiheke Island, but where I can take the ferry, what should I do there? I will not rent a car.
And is it suitable to go in winter (late July)?
The ferries go from the waterfront downtown Auckland. Lots of options timetable-wise.
Don't think they (ever) get snow on Waiheke island.....
Make sure you find your way to Stony Batter for a look around if you can. www.doc.govt.nz/Conservation/Historic/020~By-Region/002~Auckland/Stony-Batter-Historic-Reserve/index.asp
How about a 1/2 day fish charter from the island!
At your service Mr P !!!!............. :)
wow..that're great info Zappers!!
Just wondering should I go for tour or explore the island myself...
Is there any buses travelling around the island and to some particular tourist spots?
I think I will just buy the ferry ticket once in the Ferry Wharf in Devonport and get to the boat. It really depends on the weather...so don't want to get risk if the weather on that day is bad or not.
Btw, is it possible to get the ticket in Devonport? or do I still need to go to Auckland Ferry Pier instead?