Perching above the Pukekawa
volcanic crater is Auckland Domain. It bridges over
seventy five hectares and is famous as New Zealand’s
oldest park. The park includes several of historical
attractions, most famous of all is the Auckland War
Memorial Museum. Beautiful statues, strolling paths,
and astonishing plant forms, several of which are
seen in winter gardens, are seen throughout the
Located between Cape Rodney and Okakari Point is the
Goat Island Marine Reserve. Goat Island is an
unbelievable place to explore the marine wildlife or
just unwind on the beach.
There are several establishments on the island offering
guided tours and diving lessons and both just off of the
beach and from boats. By the way, a guided tour is
advocated, due to the strong currents that can form quickly
when inclement weather nears.
The Beehive building is located in Wellington. It is also
called the New Zealand Parliament Building. Shaped like a
beehive, the structure was designed by a Scottish architect.
The Prime Minister’s office is housed here, along with other
cabinet member offices. The structure itself is interesting.
Finished in 1959, the Auckland Harbour Bridge spans over a
thousand meters above St. Mary’s Bay.
The bridge is popular with tourists because of the
illuminated views of the city at night. The bridge
is also popular amongst climbers and those who enjoy
bungy jumping excursions.
Also known by the name Maungawhau, Mount Eden is one
more popular destination for visitors from all over
and it is Auckland’s tallest volcano.
The slopes of
the mountain feature a wide array of trails great
for both walkers and hikers. It isn’t hard to get to
the summit, where you’ll just be amazed at the
perspectives of the city below you.
Although Rangitoto Island is the youngest volcano in
the area, it is the largest.
The island was wont to boast of several residential
villages, but they were deserted after the Great Depression,
giving only an idea of what living was like in the beginning
of the 1900s. Currently, the island boasts plenty of walking
and hiking trails, hundreds of unparalleled varieties of
plants, and an amazingly thick phoutukawa forest.
The largest city in New Zealand is Auckland and it
is situated on the North Island. Inside the city you
will discover several attractions for entertainment,
including the Auckland Regional Botanical Gardens
and the Auckland Zoo. Lovers of beer will also
relish a visit to the Lion Beer brewery.
Among the tallest of the volcanic peaks in Auckland
City is One Tree Hill. The area is handled with a
significant amount of deference and is distinguished
as a memorial region by the Maori settlers. The hill
had once features a solitary totara tree. In the
latter part of the 1800s the tree was substituted by
a pine tree, but in the end of the twentieth century
the tree was assailed and demolished twice.
The park still boasts several hiking trails and incredible
views from the summit into the valley below.
Because the nation of New Zealand is an incredible place
with a diverse culture, it doesn’t matter which island you
go to. It is certain that you’ll find an incredible
historical attraction of landmark to visit.