Auckland is filled with beautiful places and people. If you’re on a tight budget, but want to enjoy some fun activities, you can find them in Auckland for free.
Take your family with you. You can take a van for hire if you can’t fit everybody in your car.
Here are some free activities for the whole family:
Kids love animals. If you have little children, you can enjoy the boat tour on Goat Island, or watch the colony of gannets on Muriwai Beach.
The Goat Island boat tour features a glass bottom boat through which you can see underwater wildlife. Your kids will surely enjoy seeing fishes swim beneath their feet.
On Muriwai Beach, you and your family can enjoy watching the gannet birds just over its famous cliff-top. These birds nestle on the beach from August to March.
A Day at the Beach
You and your family can explore the different beaches in the Auckland region. There are wide stretches of white sand beaches and there are also sheltered bays, such as the one on Goat Island.
You can also spend an idyllic day on the beach, just catching some tan or watching your kids play on the sandy shores.
Dance to the Music
You can also bring your family to music festivals at the Domain. It is the oldest park in Auckland. It features leafy trails, miniature waterfalls, ancient trees, and gardens.
You can also have a picnic there with the whole family. It’s an ideal place for jogging and strolling, too.
Take a Hike
If your family loves adventures, you can take a hike or walk on trails that are spread across Auckland. You can choose from energetic hikes to simple leafy trails.
Energetic hikes are better suited to teenagers and adults. For your little ones, you can use the leafy trails or native bush to explore the outdoors.
Start planning now to enjoy all these activities. You may also want to try watching the sails at the Wynyard Quartet, climbing the Manakau Heads Lighthouse, and visiting the Auckland Art Gallery all for free.