One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)
This volcanic cone was the isthmus’ key pa and the greatest fortress in the country. It’s easy to see why: a drive or walk to the top...
Wallace Arts Centre
Housed in a gorgeous 1879 mansion with views to One Tree Hill and the Manakau Harbour, the Wallace Arts Centre is lavishly endowed with...
Auckland's main arts and entertainment complex is grouped around Aotea Sq. It comprises the Town Hall, Civic Theatre and Aotea Centre.
Stardome Observatory information
Lonely Planet review
Near the excellent children’s playground, this observatory offers regular stargazing and planetarium shows that aren’t dependent on Auckland’s fickle weather (usually 8pm Wednesday to Sunday; phone ahead).