New Zealand is expensive country and if there’s no Working Holiday, for some people, it would be very hard to travel around for a longer time.
The great thing is that you can always find something cool to do – cheap or free – so as I promised in one of my previous posts here are a few more great things to do around the Auckland area!
1. Stroll around the Wynyard quarter and enjoy in the free movie nights in the Silo Park
Best place to enjoy on the waterfront, especially during the summer, is Wynyard quarter where you can find lots of restaurants and bars. On the Friday nights this is the spot where the night market is taking place so you know where to go to bite something delicious. After a good meal relax on the grass in the Silo Park while you are watching the movie under the stars for free!
2. For a bit of culture stop at the Auckland Art Gallery
Entry to Auckland Art Gallery is free and here you will have the chance to see more than 15000 artworks. In the gallery you will meet the volunteer guides who are ready to tell you the story about the history of art. Free tours are available every day at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm so while you are wandering around the city centre don’t forget to come here too.
3. Choose one of the walking tracks near the city and enjoy in the unique nature
Around Auckland you can find many beautiful walking tracks through the unique rainforests. Few of them can easily be reached in Waitakere Ranges, only 20 km from the city centre. Walking through the bush of Waitakere Ranges Regional Park is something that you have to do. On your way you will have the chance to discover magnificent nature, beautiful beaches and hidden falls!
4. Spend a day on the beach – surf, windsurf, kitesurf or just be lazy!
Milford and Takapuna beach on the east or Piha and Betthels beach on the west – it doesn’t matter which one you will choose because the day spent there is something that you will remember. Money can’t buy the long sand beaches and the beautiful view over the ocean so consider visiting this places and spend a wonderful day with your friends. If you would like to enjoy in the water activities then these beaches are definitely here for you!
5. You can enjoy in the free festivals and events all year around!
Free events and festivals are held in Auckland throughout the year. Few of the most popular among visitors are Lantern Festival, Pasifika Festival and Matariki Festival. During the summer months you can enjoy in the great event called Music in Parks. It doesn’t really matter what kind of music is you favourite because there’s always something for rock, pop, blues, electronic or jazz lovers!
As you can see there’s always something going on in the biggest city of New Zealand and it definitely doesn’t have to be an expensive experience.
Just put the smile on your face and enjoy!