Auckland Domain

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  • Address: Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +64-93010101
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Park, Family And Kids

About Auckland Domain, Auckland

Auckland Domain is Auckland’s oldest park. Spread across an area of 75 hectares (185 acres), the Wintergardens are its most visited feature. It also houses the infamous Auckland War Memorial Museum. Within the park, there are landscaped lawns and gardens, duck ponds, bush walks, sports fields, sculptures, green houses and picnic areas. An interesting trivia about Auckland Domain- the park has been developed around the cone of an extinct volcano! 

Auckland Domain Information

  • This place is disabled friendly.

Auckland Domain Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Auckland Domain Opening and Closing Hours

Wintergardens complex timings:

  • 1st April to 31st October: 9 am to 4.30 pm
  • 1st November to 31st March: Monday to Saturday- 9 am to 5.30 pm and Sunday- 9 am to 7.30 pm.

How To reach Auckland Domain by Public Transport

  • Auckland Hospital bus stop.
  • Park Road bus stop.
  • Grafton Train station.
  • 493 Parnell Road bus stop.

Restaurants Near Auckland Domain

  • Carrying snacks and picnic baskets with you is recommended.
  • Subway
  • Kebabs to go
  • Domain and Ayr Cafe

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Things to Know Before Visiting Auckland Domain

  • 95% of people who visit Auckland include Auckland Domain in their plan

  • 25.44% of people start their Auckland Domain visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Auckland Domain

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

93.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Auckland Domain

People normally club together Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery while planning their visit to Auckland Domain.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The biggest park in the central city, and you can find lots of people having their exercise. The Lovers Lane is great to walk especially during spring time when the cherry trees are blossoming. The Auckland War Memorial Museum is also located in this park. the other highest ground in the Auckland Domain is a sacred Maori burial site, so please have some respect when you're around that area. The domain grand stand was a great building with great wooden floor interior, unfortunately, now its outside is mostly occupied by hobos; although they won't hassle you, you might feel a bit uncomfortable.

  • Went to the museum with the kids, the older one liked it youngest was scared. It's a good place for a tour and they had a Lego event that kids would enjoy especially for school holidays. Only problem is parking, you can either pay or look for free street parking which is by luck. Good facilities and very educational. Highly recommend

  • Lantern Festival at the Domain, as always it's an amazing experience with lots to see and do. Some great exhibits, good food, lots of light up trinkets, it's close to public transport, and the staff work hard to keep it reasonably tidy. The crowds are a challenge though, and you end up waiting for things... a lot. The Domain itself is always beautiful, great for a walk, a picnic or to play around. You also have the Museum & Botanic Gardens.

  • A jewel in Auckland’s crown. Huge park with wide open meadows and meandering bush walks. Right at the top is the Auckland museum a grand old building sitting in the middle of this beautiful park, how cool is that. Additionally there are two large ‘glass houses’ known as the wintergardens which are full of exotic and beautiful plants and is a truly magical place to escape the hustle and bustle and recharge your batteries. I like that the city council allows events like the lantern festival to take place here which brings a whole other element at times. Very cool.

  • Beautiful beautiful green space at the heart of the city. Keep walking and you will get to the library and Auckland Domain. You will also find the War Memorial here. Connects to the University of Auckland. Central to CBD and Grafton. The green patch is totally awesome and a setting out of books. Worth for walks or a leisurely book reading in the sun. It is also the location for the yearly Lantern Festival.

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