01, May, 2018
Top 10 Attractions in Auckland

Below some places which can be considered top 10:

Sky Tower
An observation and telecommunications tower. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast. The tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Was opened on 3 March 1997, six months ahead of schedule.

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
A public aquarium. Opened in 1985. One of the first to use conveyor belts to slowly move people through the viewing areas. More than 1500 animals from more than 50 species. Has 8 Major exhibits.

Waiheke Island
An island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, about 17.7 km (11.0 mi) from Auckland. The second-largest island in the gulf. Internationally known for the biennial Headland: Sculpture on the Gulf, an “outdoor sculpture exhibition”.

Rainbow’s End
A 9.3 hectares (23 acres) theme park. Opened in December 1982. It is the New Zealand’s largest theme park. As of 17 April 2014, has one of only 4 StatosFEAR on the planet – sends 30 riders spinning through the air and even upside down.

Auckland Harbour Bridge
An eight-lane box truss motorway bridge over the Waitemata Harbour, joining St Marys Bay in Auckland with Northcote in the former North Shore City. It is 1,020 m (3,348 ft) long, with a main span of 243.8 m, rising 43.27 m above high water.

Auckland Zoo
A 16.35-hectare (40-acre) zoological garden. Opened in 1922 experiencing early difficulties mainly due to animal health issues. Home to over 875 individuals representing 138 species. Organised into exhibition areas grouped by region of origin, taxonomy, or biome.

Auckland Botanic Gardens
A botanical garden that covers 64 hectares in Manurewa. Was officially opened to the public in 1982. Holds more than 10,000 plants. Important collections: New Zealand Native Plant Collection, The Children’s Garden.

Auckland Domain
Is Auckland’s oldest park, and at 75 hectares one of the largest in the city. The park contains all of the explosion crater and most of the surrounding tuff ring of the Pukekawa volcano. Home for the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Kitekite Falls
A scenic 3-tiered waterfall. The falls drop a total of 40 metres (130 ft). Located on the Glen Esk stream near Piha Beach.

Lake Pupuke
A heart-shaped freshwater lake occupying a volcanic explosion crater (or maar) between the suburbs of Takapuna and Milford. Has a circumference of about 4.5 km and reaches 57 m[1] in depth. Popular for recreational activities.

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