New Zealand is one of the most buzzing cities and there are so many things to do without spending too much or travel too far from the city.
Here I have rounded up the best 7 free or cheap things that you can do in Auckland:
Coast To Coast Stroll
Coast To Coast StrollThe best way to see any place is on foot! The coast to coast walk comprises of parks and the volcanic cones of Mt Eden and One Tree Hill, giving picture-perfect views of Auckland city. You may also walk between the Auckland Domain and One Tree Hill if you do not want to go that long.
Visit the Auckland Museum
You just have to spend NZ$25 to get entry to the Auckland Museum and if you have proof of an Auckland address you can get free access. You will be lost in this museum with all its interactive exhibitions, like the “shaky” volcano exhibition. This esteemed Auckland Museum is a great place to learn everything about New Zealand. You can get your Auckland Museum ticket here.
Explore Auckland Art Gallery
Visit the Auckland Art Gallery where admission for New Zealand residents is free, but for some exhibitions, you need to pay. Being a visitor you have to shell out a fee of NZ$20. The gallery is located on the edge of Albert Park which is a nice park to stroll.
Enjoy Taste of South Pacific
New Zealand is known to have a strong cultural influence from the South Pacific. It is located right next to an island like Fiji, Vanuatu, and Tonga, known for cultural and holiday spots for New Zealanders. Here at Four Shells Kava Bar, you can enjoy the popular island drink called Kava which is a traditional drink made of ground roots and a lot of patience. It has a bitter taste but will make want to head to the islands to check more South Pacific Culture.
Watch a Free Movie in the Park
You can enjoy a movie projected onto a silo at the Silo Cinema in the summer months. It is in Silo Park, across from the Viaduct Harbour, this cinema is run every Friday or Saturday of the summer. You can also enjoy the Auckland community atmosphere and go through the night market and food stalls.
Taste Tea for Free
You can taste the tea for free at T2 on Queens Street that offers free hot tea and ice tea tasting opportunities. You will also find many tea aromas to stick your nose into too.
Go Outlet Shopping
This is the best and cheapest thing to do until you start buying stuff. In case you plan to stock up on clothes or anything for your journey around New Zealand, Auckland is the best place to do it. You can also hop around small towns with expensive gear to do a window shopping to spend the rest of your time in New Zealand. You also hop on to a free shuttle to the Dress Smart outlet shopping center.
These are some of the amazing and cheap things that you can do in Auckland to get the most of this place and your tour to New Zealand.