Holidays in Auckland Domain

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Auckland Domain which includes a city, a garden and skyline

A park built on the site of what was once an active volcano, today is a beautiful spot with towering trees, sculptural works and even a museum.

A public garden that dates all the way back to 1860, Auckland Domain (known by locals simply as The Domain) was once a Maori 'pa' – a defended settlement where tribesmen would grow crops and store their food. The 75 hectares of volcanic landscape remains captivating, home to naturally formed amphitheatres where visitors come to play sports as well as admire the exotic trees and native bushland, fed by the rich and fertile volcanic soil.

Stroll across the exquisitely tended lawns and along the tree-lined pathways and you’ll spot all kinds of artworks on display. The Domain has its own Sculpture Walk with eight different sculptures on show. Head for the park’s Wintergarden and you’ll find even more, with marble statues dating back to the 1920s along with a more recent addition in the form of a sculpture by the Chinese-New Zealand artist Guy Ngan.

Explore the changing plant displays that can be found in the park’s stunning historic glasshouse, which has been standing for nearly a century. In the café nearby, stop off for a coffee or a bite to eat while you admire the view over a duck pond formed by the same natural springs that used to supply water to Auckland back in the 19th century.

One of the park’s most popular attractions is the Auckland War Memorial Museum, built back in 1929 in a stunning Greco-Roman design. On display inside, you’ll find military exhibits along with displays on the Maori heritage and culture.

Every autumn, the Domain plays host to an arts festival. Pay a visit at the right time and you’ll get to enjoy performances by local and global acts. Whether it’s theatre, dance, music or visual art, you’ll find something to enjoy.

Easy to reach from most parts of Auckland, you can get to the Domain by boarding the LINK Bus or Explorer Bus. If you’re driving, on-site and street parking is available which is free of charge to visitors for up to two hours.

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VR Queen Street - Hotel & Suites
VR Queen Street - Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
401 Queen Street, Auckland
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The price is AU$112 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
Located in Newton, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Queen Street Shopping District and Myers Park. Karangahape Road and Auckland International College ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (994 reviews)
"Convenient location. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2021

VR Queen Street - Hotel & Suites
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
4.5 out of 5
2 Tapora Street, Auckland
The price is AU$190 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Auckland, Auckland High Court, and Spark Arena. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (964 reviews)
"Awesome accommodation. Definitely recommend!"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
4.5 out of 5
40 Kitchener Street, Auckland
The price is AU$172 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from High Street, Queen Street Shopping District and Auckland Art Gallery. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,084 reviews)
"Enjoyed using the pool, spa and sauna."

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2021

Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
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The Quadrant Hotel & Suites
The Quadrant Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland
The price is AU$104 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
The Quadrant Hotel & Suites
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
4.5 out of 5
2 Tapora Street, Auckland
The price is AU$190 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
4.5 out of 5
40 Kitchener Street, Auckland
The price is AU$172 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
VR Queen Street - Hotel & Suites
VR Queen Street - Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
401 Queen Street, Auckland
The price is AU$112 per night from 17 Nov. to 17 Nov.
VR Queen Street - Hotel & Suites
Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
5 out of 5
83 Symonds Street, Box 2771, Auckland
The price is AU$294 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
Hilton Auckland
Hilton Auckland
5 out of 5
Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland
The price is AU$304 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Hilton Auckland
Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter
Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter
3.5 out of 5
110 Pakenham St West, Auckland, Auckland
The price is AU$161 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Travelodge Hotel Auckland Wynyard Quarter
SkyCity Hotel
SkyCity Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is AU$226 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
SkyCity Hotel
Auckland Harbour Suites
Auckland Harbour Suites
3.5 out of 5
16 Gore Street, Auckland
The price is AU$114 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Auckland Harbour Suites
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