Planning a holiday to one of your favourite destinations but unfortunately, due to some financial crisis, it’s not feasible. Don’t lose heart; you still can have fun, adventure and a good time by indulging in quite a number of activities in Auckland itself. You can go for a staycation, that’s not a bad idea! Isn’t it!

Here are the interesting things you can do in Auckland when you can’t afford a holiday. Take your pick!

Treat your taste buds to a variety of delicious food on a European food trip in Auckland itself. The city boasts of great European restaurants like Amano, Gusto At The Grand, Augustus Bistro, The French Café, Gypsy Caravan, Belotta etc.

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Go get rejuvenated at the best beaches in Auckland. Piha, Cheltenham, Oneroa, Karekare beaches are a few to name.

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If adventure is what’s on your mind, then visit the best camping spots near Auckland such as Takapuna, Goat Island, Piha, Whangateau, Tapapakanga etc.

To add some spice to your life, try Rooftop bar hopping (come on, you need to experience Auckland from all angles!). Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co., The Glass Goose, TSG, Brew On Quay, Tom Tom, Basalt etc.


Go for tree climbing in the beautiful Woodhill Forest and set free your inner money. It is only a short drive from Auckland City.

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Gorge on the mind-blowing Auckland’s best desserts and you will feel contented to the heart. apple doughnuts at Ebisu, shakes at Casa del Gelato,  ice cream sandwiches at Burger Burger, raw cake at The Raw Kitchen, The chocolate pot at The Blue Breeze Inn etc.



Enjoy a ferry ride around Auckland.

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Go on a road trip and pick and eat some strawberries on the way and everything else you find (of course during the season). Some of the places in and around Auckland for strawberry picking are Sweet Red Farm (Massey), Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens(Kumeu), Best Berries (Kumeu & Whenuapai).

Catch a rejuvenating snooze under the stars by going to one of the Glamping spots in Auckland or around it. Wainamu Luxury Tents(Bethells Beach), Castaways Resort(Karioitahi Beach), Solscape(Raglan), Wharakawa Farm (Coromandel) are some of the best places for glamping in and around Auckland.


Go to Goat Island for an adrenaline rush! You can enjoy snorkelling, glass-bottomed boat ride and float around in the ocean at this island.

Seaplane ride is one of the best adventure options in Auckland to choose from. Enjoy amazing scenic views and enjoy island lunches or wine tasting.

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So skydiving was always a dream for you, it’s time to fulfil this dream. It is most exciting adventure activity in Auckland.

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Head for hot springs for a rejuvenating experience. There is nothing like soaking up in heated water during winters.


So don’t be disappointed if you can’t afford a holiday! There is so much you can do and enjoy by exploring amazing attractions of Auckland! Do you any such place we missed out in our list? Do let us know in comments.

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