2015 NZ HIV Clinical Update Meeting
Getting Around Auckland.

Auckland has good public transport links. To use the Auckland Journey Planner please click here.


Take to the water

  • Enjoy a cruise on a classic yacht or launch. Charter your own yacht if you have sailing skills. 
  • Meet the local marine mammals. Auckland's Dolphin Explorer conducts daily marine mammal eco-safaris, finding common and bottlenose dolphins, Brydes whales and Orca in Auckland's magnificent Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
  • Experience the thrill of sailing on a genuine America's Cup racing yacht - you can participate as much or as little as you desire
  • Take the ferry across to Devonport and enjoy a cafe lunch and a spot of shopping or explore the WWII tunnels and gun emplacements in North Head

Explore the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf

  • Walk to the summit of Rangitoto, the black lava volcanic island in the middle of the inner Hauraki Gulf. Hire a kayak and join an an evening paddle to the island
  • Enjoy wine tasting and beachcombing on Waiheke Island, a half hour ferry ride from the city centre
  • Sunbathe and swim at Motuihe Island.
  • Discover the historic Mansion House on Kawau Island - once the home of Governor George Grey.
  • Visit the wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi. The island is home to many endangered birds, including the extremely rare Takahe.
  • Experience a wilderness adventure on Great Barrier Island - tracks lead to secluded natural hot springs and historic kauri dams.

Take a walk

  • From Devonport, walk to the summits of Mount Victoria or North Head for 360° views. Ferries to and from Devonport depart every half hour.
  • Mount Eden, Mount Hobson and Mount St John are dormant volcanic cones offering commanding views of the city - pack a picnic and walk up.
  • Do the Coast to Coast Walkway - a unique walk joining the east and west coasts of Auckland and taking in many of the city's scenic icons. Enquire at the Visitor Information Centre in the city for a brochure on the walkway.