An ever-changing display of rare and beautiful plants
The Winter Gardens sit tucked away in the heart of the Auckland Domain. Established shortly after the First World War, the gardens are not only an extension of the Domain’s vast complex of gardens but a protected heritage site. This history of the gardens is reflected in the uniquely classical design and elegant layout of the gardens.
Auckland Art Gallery
A sanctuary of sorts in a loud, busy city
Auckland Art Gallery is a sanctuary of sorts in a loud, busy city. Located in the centre of CBD, on the edge of Albert Park, the gallery is the quiet home of an impressive collection of both national and international artwork.
The Auckland Museum
Telling the story of New Zealand
Auckland Museum tells the story of New Zealand. The first established museum of New Zealand sits on the edge of the Auckland Domain and overlooks the city from its high steps. The beautifully situated building is one of the most spectacular in the country. The architecture tells a story, in particular that of New Zealand’s participation in the World Wars. The frieze that runs along the top of the exterior represents all the armed services in different scenes from the war. The bronze doors of the museum are marked with poppy designs. At night, the building lights up to commemorate significant occasions, both national and international.